Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 10+
 
Puberty isn't for wimps -- tweens and up.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
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Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
age 10+
 
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
age 10+
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
age 10+
 
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
By Jeff Baron
(2013)
age 10+
 
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
age 10+
 
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2012)
age 10+
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
age 10+
 
Middle-school comic perseveres in funny, poignant sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2013)
age 10+
 
Sequel to boy-detective graphic novel brings more laughs.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 10+
 
Wacky characters will win over readers.
By Jean Ferris
(1998)
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age 10+
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)