Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
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By Tony Johnston
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
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By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.
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By Stefan Petrucha
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
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By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
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By Tony Abbott
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
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By Barry Lyga
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
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By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
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By Barbara Park
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historical details add depth to gripping mystery.
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By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever kids save historic house in tepid sequel.
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By Blue Balliett
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
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By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen puts herself in danger to solve crime.
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By Peter Abrahams
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
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By Andrew Clements
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
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By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
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By Andrew Clements
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
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By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)

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