Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
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By Judi Barrett
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
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By Judi Barrett
(1978)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
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By Francine Pascal
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
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By Kristin Levine
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
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By Tim Carvell
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
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By Judy Blume
(1974)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
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By Rachel Vail
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
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By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
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By Barbara Park
(1992)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
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By Matthew Ward
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
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By Bill Harley
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
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By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
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By Rachel Vail
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
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By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
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By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)