Book Reviews

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Witty ode to unconventional education.
By Dr. Seuss
(1998)
Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out Book Poster Image
age 16+
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Timothy Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
Killing Mr. Griffin Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing, violent thriller about peer pressure.
By Lois Duncan
(1978)
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
Miss Nelson Is Missing Book Poster Image
age 4+
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
Miss Nelson Is Back Book Poster Image
age 4+
Humorous tale of mistaken identity.
By Harry Allard
(1982)
Chrysanthemum Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Cute story about the perils of an unusual name.
By Kevin Henkes
(1999)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
The Battle of Jericho Book Poster Image
age 13+
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Judy Moody Saves the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
The Landry News Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)

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