Book Reviews

All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly start to series from Captain Underpants author.
By Dav Pilkey
(2010)
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
The Orphan of Awkward Falls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -- Detectives Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.
By Polly Horvath
(2012)
Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Book Poster Image
age 7+
Superhero comic novel full of slapstick and bathroom humor.
By Dav Pilkey
(2002)
The Stupids Step Out Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers: Captain Underpants, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, clever time-travel plot mixes with usual potty jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(2012)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
Bad Kitty School Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
Amelia Bedelia Means Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
By Herman Parish
(2013)
Big Nate Flips Out: Big Nate, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
I Represent Sean Rosen Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
By Jeff Baron
(2013)

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