Book Reviews

Unbelievably Boring Bart Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
(2018)
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(2017)
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Pottymouth and Stoopid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Underdogs overcome labels in sensitive, funny story.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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Posted Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Realistic, moving story of finding courage to be yourself.
By John David Anderson
(2017)
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Flying Lessons and Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting collection reflects common dreams, struggles.
By Ellen Oh
(2017)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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The Carver Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kids face challenges big and small in kind, engaging books.
By Karen English
(2014)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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The Zero Degree Zombie Zone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
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Runt Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
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Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
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Kiss & Make Up Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
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About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Origami Yoda, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
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