Book Reviews

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)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
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By Francine Prose
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
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
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historical details add depth to gripping mystery.
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By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
(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)

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