Book Reviews

Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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Chloe Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming story of bunny who gets sibs to play, not watch TV.
By Peter McCarty
(2012)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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Rift Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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Ask the Passengers Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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