Book Reviews

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf Book Poster Image
age 4+
Amusing, inventive tribute to fairy tale classics.
By Judy Sierra
(2007)
The Castle Corona Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
The Witch's Child Book Poster Image
age 9+
Too scary for most picture book readers.
By Arthur Yorinks
(2007)
Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
Tico and the Golden Wings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elegant fable of generosity & independent spirit.
By Leo Lionni
(2007)
The Jewel Box Ballerinas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeously illustrated friendship fairy tale.
By Monique de Varennes
(2007)
Emily's Magic Words Book Poster Image
age 3+
Basic politeness primer from famous Post family.
By Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D.
(2007)
Meet Julie: An American Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plucky '70s American Girl fights for her rights.
By Megan McDonald
(2007)
Private Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
By Kate Brian
(2006)
Forever Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Real look at first love (and sex) -- a teen classic.
By Judy Blume
(1975)
Jack Plank Tells Tales Book Poster Image
age 8+
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
The Water Horse Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Another sweet animal tale from Babe author.
By Dick King-Smith
(1998)
The Egypt Game Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy book about cool city kids is only mildly fun.
By Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
(2007)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Slam Book Poster Image
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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
The Making of Dr. Truelove Book Poster Image
age 17+
Coming-of-age tale filled with sex -- lessons too.
By Derrick Barnes
(2006)
Seeing Redd: The Looking Glass Wars, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More violent battles, less clever than the first.
By Frank Beddor
(2007)
Good Enough to Eat Book Poster Image
age 5+
Good enough to become a classic fairy tale.
By Brock Cole
(2007)
Punk Farm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
"Old MacDonald" gets a silly punk-rock makeover.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2005)

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