Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
age 7+
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 10+
 
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 13+
 
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
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age 16+
 
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
age 4+
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
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age 6+
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 6+
 
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
By Judith Viorst
(1972)
age 9+
 
Silly story doesn't tax children's intellect.
By Ross Venokur
(1998)
age 4+
 
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
By Molly Bang
(1999)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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age 16+
 
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)

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