Book Reviews

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age 4+
Spirited Eloise delights her young readers.
By Kay Thompson
(1955)
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age 9+
Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.
By Louise Fitzhugh
(1964)
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age 8+
French classic about misbehaving schoolboys.
By Rene Goscinny
(2005)
age 12+
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
age 9+
An enjoyable read rooted in historical realities.
By Richard Peck
(2006)
age 5+
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
age 10+
Puberty isn't for wimps -- tweens and up.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
age 4+
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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age 9+
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 12+
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
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age 9+
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
age 15+
Hilarious high school angst with frank sex talk.
By Amber Kizer
(2007)
age 4+
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
age 15+
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Hobson Brown, Caroline Says, Taylor Materne
(2007)
age 10+
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
age 7+
Irksome, lame attempt at humor and charm.
By Haven Kimmel
(2008)
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age 10+
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)

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