Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
age 10+
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 10+
 
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
age 3+
 
Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
age 12+
 
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)

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