Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
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By Meg Cabot
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
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By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
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By Liniers
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
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By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
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By Sally Warner
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
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By Natasha Farrant
(2013)

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