Book Reviews

Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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The Curse of the Werepenguin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, absurd adventure is full of heart ... and penguins.
By Allan Woodrow
(2019)
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Bad Dad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gangsters, poop, lots of heart in zany British best-seller.
By David Walliams
(2019)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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The 91-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frivolous friends try babysitting in rambling tale.
By Andy Griffiths
(2018)
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Lions & Liars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons.
By Kate Beasley
(2018)
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My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, evilly funny mischief and pets at summer camp.
By Mo O’Hara
(2018)
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The 78-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jealousy pits friend against friend in rambunctious story.
By Andy Griffiths
(2018)
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Book Poster Image
age 13+
Positivity, charm, laughs from popular YouTubers.
By Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
(2017)
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The Real McCoys, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative artwork makes fun detective story a joy to read.
By Matthew Swanson
(2017)
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Laugh Out Loud Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of boy publisher aims high, falls short; best for fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humor collection offers message of strength -- with a smile.
By Betsy Bird
(2017)
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The 65-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mayhem in thrill-seeking, time-traveling sequel.
By Andy Griffiths
(2017)
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Jake the Fake Keeps It Real: Jake the Fake, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny take on fitting in and self-discovery at art school.
By Craig Robinson, Adam Mansbach
(2017)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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