Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 4+
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
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age 6+
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 6+
 
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
By Judith Viorst
(1972)
age 16+
 
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
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age 16+
 
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Young readers will love this humorous story.
By Erin Douglas
(2000)
age 4+
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
age 4+
 
Text fails to live up to illustrations.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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age 4+
 
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Expressive writing and funny illustrations.
By Jeff Brown
(1964)
age 4+
 
A colorful flight of fancy for kids.
By Dr. Seuss
(1937)
age 6+
 
An artistically splendid, but dark, circular tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(1994)

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