Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
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By Shaun Tan
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A boy's wondrous experience of seeing his seeds grow.
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
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By Christopher Healy
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
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By Judith Rossell
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
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By William Joyce
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Dog gets excellent writing lesson from wise bird teacher.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)

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