Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 11+
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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age 4+
 
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
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age 4+
 
Student gets inspired to unleash her creativity.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2003)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 4+
 
For the child who loves music, this is a must.
By Kathleen Krull
(2003)
age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 8+
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
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age 4+
 
Story will stay with the reader for years to come.
By Tony Kushner
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 7+
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
age 9+
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)

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