Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 9+
 
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
age 7+
 
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
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age 16+
 
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
age 9+
 
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
age 4+
 
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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 4+
 
Lively speed and luxurious artwork bewitch kids.
By Audrey Wood
(1985)
age 4+
 
A colorful flight of fancy for kids.
By Dr. Seuss
(1937)
age 4+
 
A list of serious and silly things that are scary.
By Florence Parry Heide
(2000)
age 4+
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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age 6+
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 9+
 
Silly story doesn't tax children's intellect.
By Ross Venokur
(1998)
age 6+
 
An artistically splendid, but dark, circular tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(1994)
age 10+
 
Wacky characters will win over readers.
By Jean Ferris
(1998)
age 6+
 
Moody, droll humor appeals more to adults.
By Maurice Sendak
(1979)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
age 4+
 
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
By Molly Bang
(1999)
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age 6+
 
Authors show that math doesn't have to be scary.
By Jon Scieszka
(1995)

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