Book Reviews

age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 8+
 
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 6+
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 8+
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 3+
 
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)
age 7+
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
age 14+
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
age 6+
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
age 6+
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 9+
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
age 8+
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
age 8+
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)

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