Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
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Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)
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Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Book Poster Image
age 8+
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Book Poster Image
age 8+
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Milder than Wimpy Kid and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
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