Book Reviews

The Breakup Bible Book Poster Image
age 13+
First-heartbreak story has good life lessons.
By Melissa Kantor
(2007)
Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
Sidewalk Circus Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Waiting kids see circus acts with imaginations.
By Paul Fleischman
(2007)
A Good Day Book Poster Image
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age 2+
A great lesson in a beautiful toddler book.
By Kevin Henkes
(2007)
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun story shows that being unique is truly posh!
By Jane O'Connor
(2007)
My Life as a Chicken Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bird's danger-dodging bio not for sensitive kids.
By Ellen A. Kelley, Michael Slack
(2007)
Hippo! No, Rhino Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Thoughtful boy solves case of mistaken identity.
By Jeff Newman
(2006)
Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
The Sirens of Titan Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
Evil Genius Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
Out of the Ballpark Book Poster Image
age 4+
Yankee MVP's tale is all about positive attitude.
By Alex Rodriguez
(2007)
The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
Shark Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Introspective look at a teen's road to recovery.
By Kelly Bingham
(2007)
Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
Ivy + Bean: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
A sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)

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