Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
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By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
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By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
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By Bill Harley
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
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By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
George makes school silly and fun.
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By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
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By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
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By Andrew Clements
(2012)

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