Book Reviews

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
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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)
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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)
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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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)
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Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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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)
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My Mixed-up Berry Blue Summer Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
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The Fame Game Book Poster Image
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age 15+
OK series debut highlights the falseness of reality TV.
By Lauren Conrad
(2012)
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Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
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Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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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)
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Beneath a Meth Moon Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
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In Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
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The Orphan of Awkward Falls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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Ninth Ward Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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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)
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Playground Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
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