Book Reviews

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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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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
Well-intentioned tale of floating boy celebrates diversity.
By John Boyne
(2013)
age 8+
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
age 8+
Intriguing tale of fate, connections, and recipes.
By Lisa Graff
(2013)
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 8+
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
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age 8+
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)

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