Book Reviews

The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
A Long Way from Chicago: a Novel in Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
Ira Sleeps Over Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
Pete's a Pizza Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
A Season of Gifts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
Lord and Lady Bunny -- Almost Royalty! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(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 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)
Bad Kitty School Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
Angela and Diabola Book Poster Image
age 9+
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
The Discovery of Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
Do Pigs Have Stripes? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
Love Among the Walnuts Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky characters will win over readers.
By Jean Ferris
(1998)
Lady Muck Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
By Judith Viorst
(1972)

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