Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 6+
 
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 6+
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
age 7+
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(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)
age 8+
 
Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.
By Andy Griffiths
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)

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