Book Reviews

The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes to camp, faces bullying, copes with gross humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
Big Nate: From the Top Book Poster Image
age 9+
Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
Big Nate Out Loud Book Poster Image
age 9+
Will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans and reluctant readers.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
A Season of Gifts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
The Yggyssey Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sequel to The Neddiad offers more goofy humor.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2009)
Nasty Book Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wicked, wildly funny stories with gross-out humor.
By Barry Yourgrau
(2007)
Lawn Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)

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