Book Reviews

age 7+
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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age 7+
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
age 7+
 
Amelia learns a lesson from identity crisis.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
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age 7+
 
Ramona tale helps young kids build empathy.
By Beverly Cleary
(1992)
age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 7+
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
age 7+
 
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
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age 7+
 
An exciting read-aloud.
By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)
age 7+
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 7+
 
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
By Michael Dorris
(1992)
age 7+
 
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
age 7+
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
age 7+
 
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 7+
 
A dying boy wants to believe in Santa.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 7+
 
Dinosaur pop-up essential for young dino lovers.
By Matthew Reinhart
(2006)
age 7+
 
Beautiful collection of poetry and illustrations.
By Caroline Kennedy
(2006)
age 7+
 
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
age 7+
 
Story of magical plane fails to take flight.
By Clive Cussler
(2006)
age 7+
 
Tiresome tales of misbehaving kids.
By Christianna Brand
(2006)

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