Book Reviews

age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)
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age 6+
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 6+
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
By Judith Viorst
(1972)
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age 6+
Authors show that math doesn't have to be scary.
By Jon Scieszka
(1995)
age 6+
An artistically splendid, but dark, circular tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(1994)
age 6+
Moody, droll humor appeals more to adults.
By Maurice Sendak
(1979)
age 6+
Offbeat world engages the most reluctant readers.
By David Horvath
(2008)
age 6+
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2008)
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 6+
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
age 7+
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
age 7+
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
age 7+
Irksome, lame attempt at humor and charm.
By Haven Kimmel
(2008)
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age 7+
Reluctant readers have a quirky new friend.
By Sarah Weeks
(2008)
age 7+
Lively translation aptly modernizes a classic.
By Astrid Lindgren
(1969)
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age 7+
Quick, lively graphic novels pack in the positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2005)
age 7+
Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
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age 7+
Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2011)
age 7+
Silly start to series from Captain Underpants author.
By Dav Pilkey
(2010)

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