Book Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Poster Image
age 8+
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
Scott Pilgrim Series Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slacker turns hero for his gal in quirky graphic novels.
By Bryan Lee O'Malley
(2004)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Book Poster Image
age 8+
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
Ghostgirl Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
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)
Lawn Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
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)
All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
How to Eat Fried Worms Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
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)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)