Book Reviews

age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 7+
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
age 7+
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)

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