Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
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By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
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By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
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By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
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By Donna Gephart
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
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By Judy Blume
(2002)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(1990)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
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By Nancy Viau
(2008)

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