Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
age 3+
 
Cute cat, catchy ditty, simple math will hook tiny readers.
By Eric Litwin
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 3+
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
age 15+
 
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Jared Levine, Jim Guerinot, Robbie Robertson, Sebastian Robertson
(2013)
age 4+
 
Wacky art helps make childlike song a great read for kids.
By Ylvis
(2013)
age 12+
 
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Fast, fun trip with teen rock band manager, star boyfriend.
By Kevin Emerson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
age 4+
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
age 14+
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)

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