Book Reviews

After Tupac and D Foster [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful coming-of-age tale of tween girls bonded by music.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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Little House in the Big Woods [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 7+
Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens.
By Tamora Pierce
(2006)
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Princess Academy [node:content-type] 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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Rules [node:content-type] 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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Fairest [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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Show Way [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful story of family's journey from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
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Rosa [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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Matilda [node:content-type] 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 Polar Express [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(2000)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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We Are Witnesses: Five Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful stories from young Holocaust victims.
By Jacob Boas
(1995)
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The City of Ember [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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To Kill a Mockingbird [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Classic novel examines American racism and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Love That Dog [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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