Book Reviews

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 5+
Silly sentences keep kids laughing without pause.
By Lynne Truss
(2006)
Emily's Everyday Manners Book Poster Image
age 4+
Post family helps young kids mind their Ps and Qs.
By Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., Peggy Post
(2006)
Whoopi's Big Book of Manners Book Poster Image
age 4+
Comical, kid-friendly book has fun with manners.
By Whoopi Goldberg
(2006)
View from the Cherry Tree Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
The Hidden Staircase: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories No. 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #8: Global Warning Book Poster Image
age 9+
Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.
By Stefan Petrucha
(2007)
The Name of This Book Is Secret Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
The Egypt Game Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
The Inside Outside Book of Libraries Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fascinating look at many types of libraries.
By Julie Cummins
(2008)
The Witches of Worm Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
The London Eye Mystery Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping mystery told by kid with Asperger's.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
The Calder Game Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Third in the series is the weakest of all.
By Blue Balliett
(2008)
The Mysterious Cheese Thief: Geronimo Stilton #31 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
Madapple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Disturbing mystery tale with many mature themes.
By Christina Meldrum
(2008)
The Gollywhopper Games Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful, high-stakes contest of puzzles.
By Jody Feldman
(2008)
Black Rabbit Summer Book Poster Image
age 15+
British murder mystery is full of adult content.
By Kevin Brooks
(2008)

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