Book Reviews

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
The Stupids Step Out Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
Kill Switch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
Theodore Boone: The Accused Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
The Edge of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
Confessions of a Murder Suspect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)

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