Book Reviews

age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
age 7+
Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
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age 8+
Lots of life lessons packed in cute comic series.
By Michael Townsend
(2009)
age 9+
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
age 9+
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
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age 8+
Fun, oddball farce reminiscent of Lemony Snicket.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 8+
Silly series starter about wannabe villain.
By Allan Woodrow
(2011)
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age 7+
Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2011)
age 9+
Will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans and reluctant readers.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
age 7+
Silly start to series from Captain Underpants author.
By Dav Pilkey
(2010)
age 7+
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
age 8+
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
age 8+
Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.
By Polly Horvath
(2012)
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
age 7+
Superhero comic novel full of slapstick and bathroom humor.
By Dav Pilkey
(2002)
age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)

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