Book Reviews

I Funny: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2012)
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Theodore Boone: The Activist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Popular series continues with fight to save the environment.
By John Grisham
(2013)
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Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
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Doll Bones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel sequel is intense, suspenseful, and exciting.
By Marissa Moss
(2013)
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
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Navigating Early Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
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The Legend Thief: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetically paced, complex monster fantasy.
By E. J. Patten
(2013)
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Return to Exile: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Monster-hunter series too complex for younger fantasy fans.
By E. J. Patten
(2011)
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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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I Represent Sean Rosen Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
By Jeff Baron
(2013)
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Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving story of smart disabled girl overcoming challenges.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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Chasing the Prophecy: Beyonders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to long but inventive fantasy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2013)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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The Runaway King: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Young king faces pirates, thieves in swashbuckling sequel.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2013)
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Hattie Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heroine struggles to become a reporter in strong sequel.
By Kirby Larson
(2013)
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