Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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
14
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
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By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
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By Dodie Smith
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
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By Morgan Matson
(2012)

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