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)
age 9+
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
age 7+
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
age 9+
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 9+
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
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)
age 8+
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
By Ken Roberts
(2006)
age 4+
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
age 10+
Wacky characters will win over readers.
By Jean Ferris
(1998)
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age 6+
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 9+
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(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)
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age 14+
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
age 4+
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
By Molly Bang
(1999)
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age 16+
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)

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