Book Reviews

The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
The Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
If You Could Be Mine Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
By Sara Farizan
(2013)
Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
OCD Love Story Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
Stick Dog, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Warm-hearted dogs in silly Big Nate-style adventure.
By Tom Watson
(2013)
You Look Different in Real Life Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes to camp, faces bullying, copes with gross humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
Big Nate on a Roll: Big Nate, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jealousy gets Nate into big trouble in third installment.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
I Funny: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2012)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
The 13-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
By Andy Griffiths
(2013)
The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise Book Poster Image
age 3+
George's birthday brings treats and laughs for all.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2003)
When We Wuz Famous Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(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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