Book Reviews

When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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The 39 Clues Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
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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)
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No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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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)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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Half-Moon Investigations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
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Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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