Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
age 8+
 
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
age 9+
 
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2011)
age 9+
 
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
age 9+
 
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
age 13+
 
Slacker turns hero for his gal in quirky graphic novels.
By Bryan Lee O'Malley
(2004)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
age 8+
 
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
age 8+
 
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
age 9+
 
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)
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+
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 4+
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
age 7+
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)