Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 9+
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
age 9+
 
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 9+
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 9+
 
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
age 9+
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 9+
 
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
age 9+
 
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 9+
 
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
age 9+
 
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving, loving portrait of a neurotic boy.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Delicate story of impending death of a loved one.
By Alison McGhee
(2005)
age 9+
 
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
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age 9+
 
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)

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