Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
age 11+
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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age 9+
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
age 12+
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
age 7+
Smart, savvy civics lesson served with lots of laughs.
By Nick Bruel
(2012)
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age 15+
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
age 10+
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
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age 10+
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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age 16+
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
(2012)
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)

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