Book Reviews

Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intense, violent horror adventure is riveting and haunting.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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The Curse of the Werepenguin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, absurd adventure is full of heart ... and penguins.
By Allan Woodrow
(2019)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Babysitters fight monsters in fun horror-lite tale.
By Joe Ballarini
(2017)
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Small Spaces Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart.
By Katherine Arden
(2018)
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The 91-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frivolous friends try babysitting in rambling tale.
By Andy Griffiths
(2018)
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Lions & Liars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons.
By Kate Beasley
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Lewis Barnavelt, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ten-year-old raises the dead in creepy Gothic classic.
By John Bellairs
(2004)
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My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, evilly funny mischief and pets at summer camp.
By Mo O’Hara
(2018)
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The 78-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jealousy pits friend against friend in rambunctious story.
By Andy Griffiths
(2018)
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Book Poster Image
age 13+
Positivity, charm, laughs from popular YouTubers.
By Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
(2017)
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The Real McCoys, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative artwork makes fun detective story a joy to read.
By Matthew Swanson
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Laugh Out Loud Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of boy publisher aims high, falls short; best for fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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The 65-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mayhem in thrill-seeking, time-traveling sequel.
By Andy Griffiths
(2017)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2016)
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