Book Reviews

age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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age 10+
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 7+
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
age 6+
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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age 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 6+
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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age 10+
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)

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