Book Reviews

Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Twins embrace individuality in funny book for new readers.
By Grace Lin
(2010)
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How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
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Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
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Alphas Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
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Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Name-calling and mud-throwing ends in friendship lesson.
By Geoffrey Hayes
(2009)
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Gracias/Thanks Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A sweet celebration of the best thing life has to offer.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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I Spy Fly Guy! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, fast tale will lure in reluctant readers.
By Tedd Arnold
(2009)
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Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mouse’s bad day makes a relatable, engaging easy reader.
By Kate McMullan
(2009)
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Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
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Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
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Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet dog takes kids on imaginative adventure.
By David Catrow
(2009)
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Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exploring the outdoors, with a Fancy Nancy twist.
By Jane O'Connor
(2009)
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Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels Book Poster Image
age 5+
Goofy adventure and side-splitting humor for new readers.
By Jamie Michalak
(2009)
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Talia Talk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
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Top 8 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
age 8+
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
By Lauren Child
(2008)
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Skim Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
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Almost Alice Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
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Room One: A Mystery or Two Book Poster Image
age 8+
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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