Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
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By Rachel Vail
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
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By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
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By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
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By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
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By Matthew Ward
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
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By Sally Warner
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
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By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
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By Gordon Korman
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
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By Rachel Vail
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
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By Tim Carvell
(2012)

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