Book Reviews

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Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
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A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(1969)
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Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
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A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
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By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
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Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
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By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
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By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)

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