Book Reviews

age 12+
Funny, charming look at ups and downs of boy's second year.
By David Lubar
(2015)
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
age 8+
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 8+
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
age 13+
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 10+
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 6+
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
age 7+
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 9+
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)

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