Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 6+
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
age 8+
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
age 8+
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
age 10+
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 3+
 
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
age 6+
 
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
age 9+
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
age 7+
 
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)