Book Reviews

Out of the Ballpark Book Poster Image
age 4+
Yankee MVP's tale is all about positive attitude.
By Alex Rodriguez
(2007)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major kid lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting fifth Artemis has time travel and demons.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens process tragic loss in thought-provoking novel.
By John Green
(2006)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
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The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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Matilda Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kid genius gets revenge on mean adults in fun fantasy.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
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The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, fast-paced volume shows the kid genius's nicer side.
By Eoin Colfer
(2005)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic sci-fi adventure has British humor, complexity.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story shows the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(1913)
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Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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