Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
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By Louise Borden
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
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By Susan Milord
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unlikely but pleasant mystery with noir overtones.
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By Tony Abbott
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
British murder mystery is full of adult content.
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By Kevin Brooks
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, high-stakes contest of puzzles.
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By Jody Feldman
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing mystery tale with many mature themes.
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By Christina Meldrum
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
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By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Third in the series is the weakest of all.
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By Blue Balliett
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
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By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of dyslexic seeking his past.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
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By Francine Pascal
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gripping mystery told by kid with Asperger's.
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By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
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By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
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By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)

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