Book Reviews

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House Book Poster Image
age 7+
Irksome, lame attempt at humor and charm.
By Haven Kimmel
(2008)
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Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious high school angst with frank sex talk.
By Amber Kizer
(2007)
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The Big Field Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Book Poster Image
age 8+
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
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The Discovery of Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
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The Longest Season Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cal Ripken Jr.'s losing season in 1988.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2007)
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Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Suspenseful, satisfying sports mystery.
By John Feinstein
(2007)
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Lawn Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
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Thumb on a Diamond Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
By Ken Roberts
(2006)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)
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Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dino-mite satire is a quick, funny tween read.
By Mordecai Richler
(2004)
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The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech Book Poster Image
age 10+
Puberty isn't for wimps -- tweens and up.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
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Here Lies the Librarian Book Poster Image
age 9+
An enjoyable read rooted in historical realities.
By Richard Peck
(2006)
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Nicholas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
French classic about misbehaving schoolboys.
By Rene Goscinny
(2005)
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A Long Way from Chicago: a Novel in Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
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A Season of Comebacks Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)
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Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day Book Poster Image
age 9+
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
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The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
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The Best Halloween Ever Book Poster Image
age 7+
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
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