These reviews of titles aimed at ages 8-12 are Jenny's 2009 picks for Twenty by Jenny.

1
Masterpiece
If your child loves Charlotte’s Web, there’s a very good chance he or ... read more
2
The Year the Swallows Came Early
Eleven-year-old narrator Eleanor Robinson, named for her great-grandmother, a science-fiction writer, goes by ... read more
3
Dessert First
Third-grader Donahue Penelope Schneider’s nickname is “Dessert.” She loves dessert. She also loves ... read more
4
When You Reach Me
This coming-of-age story, narrated by 12-year-old Mira, touts the rewards of independent thinking ... read more
5
Adventures in Cartooning
If your child loves comics, would like to make comics, or wants to ... read more
6
The Magician’s Elephant
In the city of Baltese, Vilna Lutz is raising an orphan 10-year-old boy ... read more
7
The Unfinished Angel
The angel who narrates Sharon Creech’s latest novel may sound an awful lot ... read more
8
The Graveyard Book
As you may know, this book won the Newbery Medal earlier this year, ... read more
9
The Day of the Pelican
It’s sometimes easier to distance oneself from a war if it’s halfway around ... read more
10
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Your youngster will be captivated by these tales within a larger tale. Grace ... read more
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