Book Reviews

Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
Kiss & Make Up Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
Junie B. Jones Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Origami Yoda, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
Runt Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
I Broke My Trunk! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
So super-silly, beginning readers won't be able to resist.
By Mo Willems
(2011)
Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
I'm a Frog! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
Unlikely friends play pretend in straightforward story.
By Mo Willems
(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)
Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News: Ivy + Bean, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Girls start a newspaper in fun, mischievous adventure.
By Annie Barrows
(2011)
Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy & Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
Gossie and Gertie Book Poster Image
age 4+
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2009)

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