Book Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rafe starts dog-walking biz in funny, fast-paced tale.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2016)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Harriet the Spy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.
By Louise Fitzhugh
(1964)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
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Rats Saw God Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
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Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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Get That Pest! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Young readers will love this humorous story.
By Erin Douglas
(2000)
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The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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Ira Sleeps Over Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
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Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
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Chimps Don't Wear Glasses Book Poster Image
age 4+
Text fails to live up to illustrations.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Witty ode to unconventional education.
By Dr. Seuss
(1998)
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Pete's a Pizza Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
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Math Curse Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Authors show that math doesn't have to be scary.
By Jon Scieszka
(1995)
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