Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
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By Meg Medina
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Jealousy gets Nate into big trouble in third installment.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
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By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
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By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
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By Charles Gilman
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
George's birthday brings treats and laughs for all.
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By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
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By Jeff Baron
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
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By Herman Parish
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
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By Nick Bruel
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)

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