Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

EconKids Home Older Children and Young Adults: 2009

New Books for Older Children and Young Adults in 2009

Just click on the titles to read our original reviews for these book publications.  

A Family Secret / by Eric Heuvel
A Wish After Midnight / by Zetta Elliott
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream / by Tanya Lee Stone
Bettina Valentino and the Picasso Club / by Niki Daly
Birchbark Brigade: A Fur Trade History / by Cris Peterson
Black Angels / by Linda Beatrice Brown
Bug Boy / by Eric Luper
Cashing In / by Susan Colebank
Cat O' Nine Tails: A Cat Royal Adventure / by Julia Golding
City Boy / Jan Michael
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice / by Phillip Hoose
Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage / by Kaye Umansky, illustrated by Johanna Wright
Cookie / by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Crossing Stones / by Helen Frost
Crows & Cards / Joseph Helgerson, illustrated by Peter de Seve
Digital Revolutionaries: The Men and Women Who Brought Computing to Life/ by Steve Lohr
Eidi / by Bodil Bredsdorff
Family Reminders / by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by John Shelley
Franny Parker / by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
Funny How Things Change / by Melissa Wyatt
If I Had a Hammer / by David Rubel
Invisible Lines / by Mary Amato
Leaving Glorytown: One Boy's Struggle Under Castro / by Eduardo F. Calcines
Million-Dollar Throw / by Mike Lupica
My Darlin' Clementine / by Kristiana Gregory
My Life in Pink & Green / by Lisa Greenwald
Newsgirl / by Liza Ketchum
On Viney's Mountain / by Joan Donaldson
Peril on the Sea / by Michael Cadnum
Riot / by Walter Dean Myers
Rose O'Neill: The Girl Who Loved to Draw / by Linda Brewster
Sacred Mountain Everest / by Christine Taylor-Butler
Scones and Sensibility / by Lindsay Eland
Secrets of Greymoor / by Clara Gillow Clark
See No Evil / by Jamila Gavin
Strawberry Hill / by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Surviving the Angel of Death / by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri
The Breadwinner Trilogy / by Deborah Ellis
The Brothers Story / by Katherine Sturtevant
The Espressologist / by Kristina Springer
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate / by Jacqueline Kelly
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum / by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Ray Fenwick
The Importance of Wings / by Robin Friedman
The Kids' Solar Energy Book / by Tilly Spetgang and Malcolm Wells
The Last Newspaper Boy in America / by Sue Corbett
The Midnight Charter / by David Whitley
The Switch / by Anthony Horowitz
Toby Alone / Timothée de Fombelle, translated by Sarah Ardizzone
Tofu Quilt / by Ching Yeung Russell
Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg / by Andrea Warren
Voyages: Reminiscences of Young Abe Lincoln / by Neil Waldman
Walt Disney / by Jane Sutcliffe
Wanting Mor / by Rukhsana Khan
Which Way to the Wild West? / by Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson