Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
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By Harper Lee
(1960)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
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By Michael Bond
(1958)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
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By Maya Angelou
(1969)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book.  
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
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By Dodie Smith
(2003)

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