Book Reviews

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross potty humor, funny pranks will hook reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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Higglety Pigglety Pop!: or There Must Be More to Life Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moody, droll humor appeals more to adults.
By Maurice Sendak
(1979)
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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 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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Eloise Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spirited Eloise delights her young readers.
By Kay Thompson
(1955)
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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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Here Lies the Librarian Book Poster Image
age 9+
An enjoyable read rooted in historical realities.
By Richard Peck
(2006)
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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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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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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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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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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 Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse Book Poster Image
age 6+
Offbeat world engages the most reluctant readers.
By David Horvath
(2008)
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Oggie Cooder #1 Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Reluctant readers have a quirky new friend.
By Sarah Weeks
(2008)
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The Willoughbys Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark humor may not be to everyone's taste.
By Lois Lowry
(2008)
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Attack of the Growling Eyeballs: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Boy humor should appeal to reluctant readers.
By Lin Oliver
(2008)
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Ghostgirl Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
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Pippi Longstocking Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively translation aptly modernizes a classic.
By Astrid Lindgren
(1969)
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Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
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Science Fair Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
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