Book Reviews

age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 11+
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)

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