Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
age 8+
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
age 8+
 
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Greg Brown, Vince Carter
(2004)
age 8+
 
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
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 4+
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
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age 5+
 
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
age 11+
 
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
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age 6+
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 9+
 
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(1975)
age 9+
 
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 6+
 
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
By Diane Stanley
(1996)
age 6+
 
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
By Judith Viorst
(1972)
age 4+
 
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
By Molly Bang
(1999)
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age 16+
 
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)

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