Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
The Last Holiday Concert Book Poster Image
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
Miss Nelson Is Missing Book Poster Image
age 4+
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
Room One: A Mystery or Two Book Poster Image
age 8+
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
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)
Judy Moody Saves the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)

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