Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
age 13+
 
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
age 6+
 
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 7+
 
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 8+
 
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
By Ken Roberts
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
age 9+
 
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)
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age 4+
 
Cute story about the perils of an unusual name.
By Kevin Henkes
(1999)
age 4+
 
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
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age 9+
 
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
age 4+
 
Witty ode to unconventional education.
By Dr. Seuss
(1998)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
age 4+
 
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
age 4+
 
Humorous tale of mistaken identity.
By Harry Allard
(1982)

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