Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dark humor may not be to everyone's taste.
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By Lois Lowry
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Boy humor should appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Lin Oliver
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
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By Susan Milord
(2008)
AGE
3
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Even cats worry about the first day of school.
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By Rob Scotton
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
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By Louise Borden
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
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By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
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By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
New translation aptly modernizes a classic.
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By Astrid Lindgren
(1969)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
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By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
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By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
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By Katie Finn
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
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By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
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By Lauren Child
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
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By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
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By Lenore Look
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.
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By Katy Kelly
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wicked, wildly funny stories with gross-out humor.
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By Barry Yourgrau
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sequel to The Neddiad offers more goofy humor.
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By Daniel Pinkwater
(2009)

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