Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
age 4+
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
age 7+
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
age 8+
 
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
age 9+
 
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
age 9+
 
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
age 8+
 
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
age 8+
 
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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age 9+
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 9+
 
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)

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