Book Reviews

AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
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By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
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By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
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By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A unique format that appeals to kids.
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By Marissa Moss
(1999)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Amelia learns a lesson from identity crisis.
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By Marissa Moss
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A reminder of all that is good around us.
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By Simon James
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
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By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Story takes kids back to the frontier days.
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By Jean Fritz
(2001)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
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By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
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By Peter Sis
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
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By Sharon Creech
(2004)

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