Book Reviews

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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 11+
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
age 5+
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
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age 7+
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
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age 4+
Barnyard talent keeps kids and adults laughing.
By Doreen Cronin
(2006)
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age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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age 3+
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
By Loren Long
(2009)
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)

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