Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Fast Food Nation for kids is quite meaty.
By Charles Wilson, Eric Schlosser
(2006)
age 5+
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
age 13+
 
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
age 13+
 
Engrossing, violent thriller about peer pressure.
By Lois Duncan
(1978)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)