Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
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By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
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By Laurie McKay
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
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By Mo Willems
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
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By Marla Frazee
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
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By Judy Schachner
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Tractor reaches out to silent friend in tale of empathy.
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By Loren Long
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
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By William Joyce
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
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By Denys Cazet
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)

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