Book Reviews

Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
The Question of Miracles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
All the Answers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Origami Yoda, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Origami Yoda, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
All of the Above Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
The Landry News Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)