Book Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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Ladybug Girl Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
By Jacky Davis
(2008)
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Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
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National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl tackles snow play in fun, imaginative tale.
By Jacky Davis
(2013)
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Mary Poppins Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful tale of nanny who brings order, magic to family.
By P.L. Travers
(1934)
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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: A Five Little Monkeys Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly sing-along about bedtime is a counting classic.
By Eileen Christelow
(2012)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Midwinterblood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2013)
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Conquest: The Chronicle of the Invaders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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