Book Reviews

Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble Book Poster Image
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
Russell Sprouts Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully Book Poster Image
age 7+
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift Book Poster Image
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
Judy Moody Mood Martian Book Poster Image
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
The Quirks in Circus Quirkus: The Quirks, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)

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