Book Reviews

The Last Holiday Concert Book Poster Image
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Story Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love Book Poster Image
age 12+
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth: Junie B. Jones, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
By Barry Lyga
(2006)
Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
Off to Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
Bullyville Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
Miss Educated: An Upper Class Novel #2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Hobson Brown, Caroline Says, Taylor Materne
(2007)
The Off Season Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
Feathers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
All of the Above Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
Happy School Year! Book Poster Image
age 4+
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
By Susan Milord
(2008)
Off to First Grade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
By Louise Borden
(2008)

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