All Reviews

Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2015)
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Roller Girl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
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If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
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Gym Candy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Authentic look at high school football culture and drug use.
By Carl Deuker
(2007)
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Ways to Live Forever Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
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Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
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The Big Field Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Millions Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of orphan boy's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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The Silent Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
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The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
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