Book Reviews

The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Warriors series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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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)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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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)
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The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman Book Poster Image
age 9+
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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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)
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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)
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Guardians of Ga'hoole Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Great messages, heroic characters, just the right length.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2003)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
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When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling fourth Percy Jackson sets war in motion.
By Rick Riordan
(2008)
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The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More excitement at the Percy Jackson series midpoint.
By Rick Riordan
(2007)
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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting myth-based series continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2006)
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Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
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Savvy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
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