Book Review Index - Alphabetical by Author

Please note: age recommendations for books are necessarily arbitrary. These are my opinions only; please take into account your own assessment of the maturity and reading levels of the individual in choosing books for children. 

Alban, Andrea.  Anya's War (TW/YA)
Alko, Selina.  Everyday Dress-up (PB)
Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Forge (TW/YA)
Armand, Glenda.  Love Twelve Miles Long (PB)
Avi.  City of Orphans (TW)
Axelrod, Amy.  Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro (MG/TW)

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.  The Twin's Daughter (YA)
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta.  Ballots for Belva:  The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency (PB)
Barnhouse, Rebecca.  The Book of the Maidservant (TW)
Barrow, Randi.  Saving Zasha (TW)
Bell, Cathleen Davitt.  Little Blog on the Prairie (TW)
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.  Alicia Alonso:  Prima Ballerina (MG/TW)
Bildner, Phil.  The Hallelujah Flight  (PB)
Bowen, Fred.  No Easy Way:  The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season (PB)
Bradford, Chris.  Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior (TW)
Bradford, Chris.  Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword (TW)
Bradley, Katherine Brubaker.  For Freedom:  The Story of a French Spy (TW/YA)
Bradley, Katherine Brubaker.  Jefferson's Sons (TW/YA)
Brandeis, Gayle.  My Life with the Lincolns (TW)
Bridges, Shirin.  The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses (PB)
Brown, Tami Lewis.  Soar, Elinor! (PB)
Burg, Shana.  Laugh with the Moon (MG)
Burleigh, Robert.  Night Flight:  Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic (PB)
Calkhoven, Laurie.  Will at the Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (Boys of Wartime) (MG)
Castellucci, Cecil.  Rose Sees Red (YA)
Chapman, Fern Schumer.  Is It Night or Day? (TW/YA)
Christensen, Bonnie.  Fabulous!  A Portrait of Andy Warhol (PB)
Coats, J. Anderson.  The Wicked and the Just (YA)
Cole, Henry.  A Nest for Celeste (MG)
Collins, Pat Lowery.  Daughter of Winter (YA)
Colman, Penny.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony:  A Friendship that Changed the World (YA)
Conkling, Winifred.  Sylvia & Aki (MG)
Conley, Jane Leslie.  Murder Afloat (TW)
Corey, Shana.  You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! (PB)
Cowan, Mary Morton.  Captain Mac:  The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer (MG/TW)
Cowley, Marjorie.  The Golden Bull (MG/TW)
Cushman, Karen.  Alchemy and Meggie Swann (TW)
Dagg, Carole Estby.  The Year We Were Famous (YA)
Demi.  Joan of Arc (PB)
Dogar, Sharon.  Annexed (YA)
Donnelly, Jennifer.  Revolution (YA)
Dowswell, Paul.  The Auslander (YA)
Dudley, David L. Caleb's Wars (YA)
Dunlap, Susanne.  The Academie (YA)
Dunlap, Susanne.  Anastasia's Secret (YA)
Dunlap, Susanne.  In the Shadow of the Lamp (YA)
DuPlessix Gray, Francine.  The Queen's Lover:  A Novel (adult)
Eames, Brian.  The Dagger Quick (MG/TW)
Enderle, Dotti.  Crosswire (TW/YA)
Engle, Margarita.  The Wild Book (MG)
Figley, Marty Rhodes.  Emily and Carlo (PB)
Fleming, Candace. The Great and Only Barnum (TW/YA)
Flood, Nancy Bo.  Warriors in the Crossfire (TW/YA)
Flores-Galbis, Enrique.  90 Miles to Havana (MG)
Fox, Janet.  Faithful (YA)
Fox, Janet.  Forgiven (YA)
Freedman, Russell.  Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass:  The Story Behind a Friendship (MG/YA)
Freedman, Russell.  The War to End All Wars:  World War I (YA)
Friesner, Esther.  Threads and Flames (YA)
Fradin, Dennis Brindell.  Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston (TW)
Fusco, Kimberly Newton.  The Wonder of Charlie Anne (MG)
Gensler, Sonia.  The Revenant (YA)
Gherman, Beverly.  Sparky:  The Life and Art of Charles Schulz (MG/TW)
Gibbs, Stuart.  The Last Musketeer (MG)
Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Storyteller (TW)
Glaser, Linda.  Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty (PB)
Gleitzman, Morris.  Once (YA)
Godbersen, Anna.  Bright Young Things (YA)
Golio, Gary.  Jimi: Sounds like a Rainbow (PB)
Golio, Gary.  When Bob Met Woody:  the Story of the Young Bob Dylan (PB)
Grayson, Jessica.  The Angel Makers (Adult)
Gregory, Kristiana.  Cannons at Dawn (Dear America series) (MB)
Griffin, Adele.  Picture the Dead (YA)
Griffin, Kitty.  The Ride:  The Legend of Betsy Dowdy (PB)
Guibord, Maurissa.  Warped (YA)
Hahn, Mary Downing.  Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (MG)
Hahn, Mary Downing.  mister death's blue-eyed girls (YA)
Harris, John.  Jingle Bells:  How the Holiday Classic Came to Be (PB)
Harvey, Alyxandra.  Haunting Violet (YA)
Hayes, Jeffrey.  Patrick in a Teddy Bear's Picnic (PB)
Hesse, Karen.  Safekeeping:  A Novel of Tomorrow (YA)
Higgins, Simon.  Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja (TW)
Hill, Laban Carrick.  Dave the Potter:  Artist, Poet, Slave (PB)
Hillenbrand, Laura.  Unbroken (YA/Adult)
Holm, Jennifer.  The Trouble with May Amelia (MG)
Holm, Jennifer.  Turtle in Paradise (MG)
Holmes, Mary Tavener.  A Giraffe Goes to Paris (PB)
Holt, Kimberly Willis.  The Water Seeker (TW/YA)
Hooper, Mary.  Fallen Grace (YA)
Horwitz, Tony.  John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War (YA/Adult)
Houston, Gloria.  Miss Dorothy and the Bookmobile (PB)

Jablonski, Carla.  Resistance:  Book 1 (YA)
Johnston, Tony.  Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea (PB)
Jones, Tracy L.  Finding my Place (TW)

Kane, Ben.  Spartacus the Gladiator (Adult)
Kent, Trilby.  Stones for My Father (YA)
Kerley, Barbara.  The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) (PB)
Klein, Lisa.  Cate of the Lost Colony (YA)
Klein, Lisa.  Lady Macbeth's Daughter (YA)
Klise, Kate.  Stand Straight, Ella Kate (PB)
Krull, Kathleen.  Big Wig:  A Little History of Hair (PB)
Krull, Kathleen.  A Boy Named FDR (PB)

Laird, Elizabeth.  The Betrayal of Maggie Blair (YA)
Lake, Nick.  In Darkness (YA)
Lane, Andrew.  Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes:  The Legend Begins) (TW/YA)
Larkin, Jillian.  Vixen (The Flappers) (YA)
Larson, Kirby.  The Fences Between Us:  The Diary of Piper Davis (MG/TW)
Larson, Kirby.  The Friendship Doll (MG)
Lasky, Kathryn.  Chasing Orion (TW) L, by Lisa Klein (YA) 
Latham, Irene.  Leaving Gee's Bend (MG)
Levine, Ellen.  In Trouble (YA)
Levine, Kristin.  Lions of Little Rock (MG)
Levy, Debbie.  The Year of Goodbyes (TW)
Lewin, Ted.  Stable (PB)
Lowry, Lois.  Like the Willow Tree:  The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918 (Dear America) (MG)
Lynch, John.  Vietnam Book 1:  I Pledge Allegiance (TW/YA)

MacColl, Michaela.  Prisoners in the Palace (YA)
MacColl, Michaela.  Promise the Night (MG)
Maltbie, P.I.  Bambino and Mr. Twain (PB)
Marrin, Albert.  Flesh and Blood So Cheap:  The Triangle Fire and its Legacy (YA)
Marsden, Carolyn.  Take Me With You (MG)
Mason, Margaret H.  These Hands (PB)
Malaspina, Ann.  Touch the Sky:  Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper (PB)
Mazer, Norma Fox.  Good Night Maman (TW)
McCormick, Patricia.  Never Fall Down (YA)
McCully, Emily Arnold.  Wonder Horse:  The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse (PB)
McDermott, Kristen.  Shakespeare:  His Life and Times (TW/YA)
McDonnell, Patrick.  Me...Jane (PB)
McDonough, Yona Zeldis.  The Cats in the Doll Shop (MG)
McKissack, Patricia.  Never Forgotten (PB)
Meyer, Carolyn.  The Bad Queen (TW)
Meyer, Carolyn.  Cleopatra Confesses (TW/YA)
Meyer, L.A.  The Wake of the Lorelei Lee:  A Bloody Jack Adventure (YA)
Meyer, Susan.  Black Radishes (TW)
Millen, C. M.  The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane (PB)
Miller, Sarah.  The Lost Crown (YA)
Monir, Alexandra.  Timeless (YA)
Moran, Michelle.  Madame Tussaud:  A Novel of the French Revolution (YA)
Morpurgo, Michael.  Elephant in the Garden (MG)
Murphy, Clare Rudolf.  Marching with Aunt Susan (PB)
Myers, Anna.  The Grave Robbers' Secret (TW)
Myers, Laurie.  Escape by Night:  A Civil War Adventure (MG)
Napoli, Donna Jo.  Alligator Bayou (YA)
Napoli, Donna Jo. The Crossing (PB)
Napoli, Donna Jo.  The Wager (YA)
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.  Emily's Fortune (MG)
Nethery, Mary.  The Famous Nini, (PB)
Noe, Katherine Schlick.  Something to Hold (MG)
Nolen, Jerdine.  Eliza's Freedom Road (MG)
Novesky, Amy.  Me, Frida (PB)
Osborne, Mary.  Nonna's Book of Mysteries (YA)
Ostlere, Cathy.  Karma:  A Verse Novel (YA)
Park, Linda Sue.  A Long Walk to Water (TW/YA)
Paterson, Katherine.  Brother Sun, Sister Moon:  St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures (PB)
Patron, Susan.  Behind the Masks:  The Diary of Angeline Reddy/Dear America (MG)
Patt, Beverly.  Best Friends Forever:  A World War II Scrapbook (TW)
Paulsen, Gary.  Woods Runner (TW)
Perdomo, William.  Clemente! (PB)
Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Bird in a Box (MG)
Polacco, Patricia.  Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln (PB)
Preus, Margi.  Heart of a Samurai (TW)
Quick, Barbara.  Golden Web (YA)
Ramsey, Calvin A.  Ruth and the Green Book (PB)
Reef, Catherine.  The Bronte Sisters:  The Brief Lives of Catherine, Emily, and Anne (TW/YA)
Rees, Celia.  The Fool's Girl (YA)
Reynolds, Aaron.  Back of the Bus (PB)
Richards, Jame.  Three Rivers Rising (YA)
Rinaldi, Ann.    The Family Greene (TW/YA)
Robinson, Sharon.  Jackie's Gift:  A  True Story of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Jackie Robinson (PB)
Roe, Molly.  Call Me Kate:  Meeting the Molly Maguires
Rose, Caroline Starr.  May B. (MG)
Rosenberg, Aaron.  Civil War:  Profiles (MG)
Rosenthal, Betsy.  Looking for Me (MG)
Rubin, Susan Goldman.  Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto (PB)
Rusch, Elizabeth.  For the Love of Music:  The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart (PB)
San Souci, Robert.  Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow (PB)
Schmidt, Gary D.  Okay for Now (TW/YA)
Schroeder, Alan.  Ben Franklin:  His Wit and Wisdom From A to Z (PB)
Schroeder, Monika.  My Brother's Shadow (YA)
Schwabach, Karen.  The Storm Before Atlanta (MG/TW)
Sedgwick, Marcus.  Revolver (YA)
Sepetys, Ruta.  Between Shades of Gray (YA)
Sharenow, Robert.  The Berlin Boxing Club (YA)
Sheinkin, Steve.  Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Textbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Civil War (TW/YA)
Sherman, Pat.  Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation (PB)
 Stone, Tanya Lee.  The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie (TW/YA)
Stone, Tanya Lee.  Elizabeth Leads the Way:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote (PB)
Stuber, Barbara.  Crossing the Tracks (YA)
Sturtevant, Katherine.  The Brothers Story (YA)
Sullivan, George.  Tom Thumb:  The Remarkable Story of a Man in Miniature (MG/TW)

Tal, Eve.  Cursing Columbus (TW)
Tak, Bib Dumon.  Soldier Bear (MG/TW)
Tavares, Matt.  Henry Aaron's Dream (PB)
Thompson, Kate.  Most Wanted (MG)
Thompson, Ricki.  City of Cannibals (YA)
Towell, Ann.  Grease Town (TW)
Tubb, Kristin O'Donnell.  Selling Hope (MG/TW)
Tunnell, Michael.  The Candy Bomber:  The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (MG/TW)
Turetsky, Biana.  The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette (TW)
Updale, Eleanor.  Johnny Swanson (MG)
Vaughan, Marcia.  Irena's Jars of Secrets (PB)
Verstraete, Larry.  Surviving the Hindenburg (PB)

Warner, Jody Nyasha.  Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged! (PB)
Watkins, Angela Farris.  My Uncle Martin's Big Heart (PB)
Weatherford, Carole Boston.  The Beatitudes:  From Slavery to Civil Rights (PB)
Weinstein, Muriel Harris.  Play, Louis, Play (MG)
Wells, Rosemary.  On the Blue Comet (MG)
Whelan, Gloria.  Small Acts of Amazing Courage (TW/YA)
Whitman, Emily.  Wildwing (YA)
Whitney, Kim.  The Other Half of Life (YA)
Williams-Garcia, Rita.  One Crazy Summer (MG/TW)
Winter, Jonah.  You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! (PB)
Wolf, Alan.  The Watch that Ends the Night:  Voices from the Titanic (YA)
Wood, Frances.  When Molly Was a Harvey Girl (MB)
Wood, Maryrose.  The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (MG)
Woodruff, Elvira.  George Washington's Spy:  A Time Travel Adventure (MG/TW)

Yang, Doris Jones.  Daughter of Xanadu (YA)
Yelchin, Eugene.  Breaking Stalin's Nose (MG)
Yolen, Jane.  All Star: Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever (PB)
Yolen, Jane.  Lost Boy:  The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan (PB)
Zimmerman, Andrea.  Eliza's Cherry Trees (PB)
Zimmerman, Dwight Jon.  Saga of the Sioux:  An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (MG/YA)

PB: Picture book
MG: Middle Grade (Recommended for ages 8-12)
TW: Tween/Teen (Recommended for ages 10 and up)
YA: Definitely for 12 and up (mature themes or content)