Book Reviews

When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
The 39 Clues Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(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 Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(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)
Fancy Nancy Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Supportive family helps girly girl shine.
By Jane O'Connor
(2006)
Half-Moon Investigations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
Goodnight Moon Book Poster Image
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age 2+
The ultimate going-to-bed book.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(1991)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Book Poster Image
age 2+
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
By Mo Willems
(2004)
Barnyard Dance! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lively pace takes readers on an exhilarating ride.
By Sandra Boynton
(1993)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Poster Image
age 2+
Carle brings humor to caterpillar's development.
By Eric Carle
(1970)
No, David! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lovable David's antics are relentless.
By David Shannon
(1998)
Corduroy Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Heartwarming, humorous picture-book classic.
By Don Freeman
(1968)