Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
age 3+
 
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 4+
 
Boy cites the colors of his moods in poetic slice of life.
By Tameka Fryer Brown
(2013)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 7+
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 10+
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 4+
 
The Chihuahua-wannabe kitty-boy goes to a school for dogs.
By Judy Schachner
(2011)
age 9+
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
age 13+
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
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age 11+
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
age 14+
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)

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