Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
age 9+
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
age 8+
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
age 8+
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
age 10+
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
age 9+
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
age 7+
 
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
By Rachel Vail
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)