Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
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By Meg Cabot
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
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By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
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By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Solid wrestling read for teen boys has heart.
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By Joyce Sweeney
(2006)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
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By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
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By Richard Peck
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
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By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
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By Kate Brian
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
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By Richard Peck
(1998)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story.
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By Sandra Cisneros
(1991)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
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By Hilary McKay
(2005)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
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By Sara Shepard
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
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By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
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By Graeme Base
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unique premise makes gay-themed book stand out.
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By Alex Sanchez
(2006)

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