Book Reviews

age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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age 10+
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(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 6+
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)

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