Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
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By Meg Cabot
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
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By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
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By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
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By Richard Peck
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
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By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
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By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
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By Richard Peck
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
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By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
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By Graeme Base
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
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By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
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By Robert Cormier
(1974)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
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By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
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By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Wacky characters will win over readers.
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By Jean Ferris
(1998)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
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By William Mayne
(1997)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
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By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
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By Judith Viorst
(1972)

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