Book Reviews

All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
How to be Popular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(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)
Dolores: Seven Stories About Her Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
Angela and Diabola Book Poster Image
age 9+
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
Headlock Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid wrestling read for teen boys has heart.
By Joyce Sweeney
(2006)
The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
By Paula Yoo
(2008)
Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day Book Poster Image
age 9+
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
Fake Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
A Long Way from Chicago: a Novel in Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
The House on Mango Street Book Poster Image
age 13+
A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story.
By Sandra Cisneros
(1991)
Saffy's Angel Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
By Hilary McKay
(2005)
Second Helpings Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Readers will devour fun, surprisingly rich sequel.
By Megan McCafferty
(2003)
Anatomy of a Boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 14+
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
Pretty Little Liars #1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
By Sara Shepard
(2006)
How to Eat Fried Worms Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
The Discovery of Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)

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