Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
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By Esther Forbes
(1987)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
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By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
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By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
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By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
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By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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)

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