Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
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By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
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By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.
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By Una LaMarche
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
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By Rachel Vail
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Compelling heroine drives gripping dystopian thriller.
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By Catherine Linka
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
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By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.
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By Morgan Matson
(2014)

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