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 7+
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
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 8+
 
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
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)
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age 6+
 
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
age 2+
 
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 6+
 
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
age 6+
 
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
age 9+
 
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
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 9+
 
Silly story doesn't tax children's intellect.
By Ross Venokur
(1998)
age 9+
 
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)

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