Book Reviews

The Witches of Worm Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree Book Poster Image
age 8+
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)
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Runemarks Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling epic for experienced fantasy readers.
By Joanne Harris
(2008)
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Nim's Island Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Once Upon a Marigold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
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The Jellybeans and the Big Dance Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dance class is about teamwork in bestseller.
By Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans
(2008)
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The Hound of Rowan: The Tapestry, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similar to Potter, but stands well on its own.
By Henry H. Neff
(2007)
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Book Poster Image
age 4+
Giggles abound in friendship-focused read-aloud.
By Marla Frazee
(2008)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Good Dog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
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What Happens on Wednesdays Book Poster Image
age 4+
Perfect preschool read about one family's routine.
By Emily Jenkins
(2007)
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Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious high school angst with frank sex talk.
By Amber Kizer
(2007)
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The Inside Outside Book of Libraries Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fascinating look at many types of libraries.
By Julie Cummins
(2008)
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Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evolution case in brief poems about the locals.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)
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Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi page-turner with a few character flaws.
By Michael Reisman
(2008)
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The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It Book Poster Image
age 13+
As smart, funny, and teen-centric as its title.
By Lisa Shanahan
(2007)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
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The Big Field Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
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