Book Reviews

Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Clever, but more an art project than a kid-friendly book.
By Jeremy Holmes
(2009)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
A Season of Gifts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
Alphas Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
Little Mouse Gets Ready Book Poster Image
age 4+
Comic starring eager mouse will delight young readers.
By Jeff Smith
(2009)
Lunch Lady Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2009)
Flanimals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Whimsical, browser-friendly guide to fake creatures.
By Ricky Gervais
(2005)
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
Babymouse Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Quick, lively graphic novels pack in the positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2005)
Scott Pilgrim Series Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slacker turns hero for his gal in quirky graphic novels.
By Bryan Lee O'Malley
(2004)
How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
Stone Rabbit Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
Kit Feeny Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lots of life lessons packed in cute comic series.
By Michael Townsend
(2009)
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)
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)
Horton Halfpott Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, oddball farce reminiscent of Lemony Snicket.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly series starter about wannabe villain.
By Allan Woodrow
(2011)

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