Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 9+
 
Dino-mite satire is a quick, funny tween read.
By Mordecai Richler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.
By Louise Fitzhugh
(1964)
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age 9+
 
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Sequel to The Neddiad offers more goofy humor.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2009)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
age 9+
 
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
age 9+
 
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
age 9+
 
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
age 9+
 
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2012)
age 9+
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
age 9+
 
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 9+
 
Rafe goes to camp, faces bullying, copes with gross humor.
By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 9+
 
Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
age 9+
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)

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