Book Reviews

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
By Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
(2007)
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The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
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After Tupac and D Foster Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful coming-of-age tale of tween girls bonded by music.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Nikki and Deja Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2007)
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My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
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l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
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Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
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Toys Go Out Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Playful, inventive stories starring oddball toys.
By Emily Jenkins
(2006)
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Clementine Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Move over, Ramona -- here comes Clementine.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2006)
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The Accidental Cheerleader Book Poster Image
age 11+
Easy read on fitting in not worth cheering about.
By Mimi McCoy
(2007)
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Beacon Street Girls: Worst Enemies/Best Friends Book Poster Image
age 9+
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
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Bridge to Terabithia Book Poster Image
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
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Donutheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving, loving portrait of a neurotic boy.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2006)
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Dial L for Loser: A Clique Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tween book is S for superficial, C for catty.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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English Roses: Too Good to Be True Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
By Madonna
(2006)
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The Invasion of the Boy Snatchers: A Clique Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mean, label-loving girls are awful role models.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to prove tough teacher is a drug dealer.
By Barry Jonsberg
(2005)
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Donuthead Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lighthearted but heartfelt look at serious issues.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
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