Book Reviews

The Discovery of Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
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Nicholas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
French classic about misbehaving schoolboys.
By Rene Goscinny
(2005)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Book Poster Image
age 8+
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
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The Willoughbys Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark humor may not be to everyone's taste.
By Lois Lowry
(2008)
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Attack of the Growling Eyeballs: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Boy humor should appeal to reluctant readers.
By Lin Oliver
(2008)
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Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Book Poster Image
age 8+
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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Melonhead Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.
By Katy Kelly
(2009)
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Lunch Lady Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2009)
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Flanimals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Whimsical, browser-friendly guide to fake creatures.
By Ricky Gervais
(2005)
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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
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Kit Feeny Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lots of life lessons packed in cute comic series.
By Michael Townsend
(2009)
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Horton Halfpott Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, oddball farce reminiscent of Lemony Snicket.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
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The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly series starter about wannabe villain.
By Allan Woodrow
(2011)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -- Detectives Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.
By Polly Horvath
(2012)
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Big Nate Flips Out: Big Nate, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
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The 13-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
By Andy Griffiths
(2013)
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The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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