Book Reviews

AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Barnyard talent keeps kids and adults laughing.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A smart girl learns how to survive alone.
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By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
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By Harold Myra
(1997)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
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By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(1969)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
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By Roni Schotter
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
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By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
The Chihuahua-wannabe kitty-boy goes to a school for dogs.
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By Judy Schachner
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
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By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Inspired, silly sledding romp perfect for winter bedtime.
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By Lita Judge
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
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By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Boy's fun struggle to write a jungle story with toy monkey.
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By Eileen Rosenthal
(2012)

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