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Children's & Young Adult Book Reviews

Welcome colleagues! Here you will find in-depth, classroom-tested, teacher-reviewed books. We read many books over the course of the year, but only review those we would recommend to our own students. Let us know if you have a favorite you would like us to feature here!

Be sure to check out our new Children's and Young Adult Book Blog! We discuss trends, new titles, terrific authors, and beloved classics.


See our Mockingbird book review.

Author: Katherine Erskine
Summary: A unique, moving story of a ten-year-old with Aspergers who is trying to come to grips with the death of her beloved older brother who was killed in a middle-school shooting.

A teacher favorite!