Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
age 13+
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 7+
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
age 9+
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Superheroes vs. supervillains in super-funny tale.
By Marion Jensen
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sequel to boy-detective graphic novel brings more laughs.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
age 3+
 
Deliciously funny read about one raccoon's quest for pizza.
By Adam Rubin
(2013)
age 8+
 
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
age 9+
 
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
age 8+
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
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age 7+
 
Warm-hearted dogs in silly Big Nate-style adventure.
By Tom Watson
(2013)

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