Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
age 4+
 
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
age 14+
 
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
By Barry Lyga
(2006)
age 5+
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
age 12+
 
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
age 12+
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
age 7+
 
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)

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