Book Reviews

age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(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+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(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)
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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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)
age 9+
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Jan Bozarth, Andrea Burden
(2009)
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age 9+
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
age 9+
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 9+
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(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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