Book Reviews

Judy Moody and the Bucket List Book Poster Image
age 6+
Laughs, lessons enrich tale of what to do before 4th grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One Book Poster Image
age 6+
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
Judy Moody Mood Martian Book Poster Image
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully Book Poster Image
age 7+
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
The Quirks in Circus Quirkus: The Quirks, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(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)
Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)

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