Book Reviews

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age 3+
 
Even cats worry about the first day of school.
By Rob Scotton
(2008)
age 8+
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
age 8+
 
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
By Lauren Child
(2008)
age 5+
 
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
age 5+
 
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
age 14+
 
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
age 4+
 
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
age 9+
 
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
age 7+
 
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
age 10+
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
age 6+
 
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
age 8+
 
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)

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