Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 9+
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 9+
 
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
age 9+
 
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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age 9+
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)