Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
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By Barry Lyga
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
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By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
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By Barbara Park
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
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By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
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By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
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By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
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By Tony Johnston
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
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By Francine Pascal
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
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By Susan Milord
(2008)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Even cats worry about the first day of school.
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By Rob Scotton
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
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By Louise Borden
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
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By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
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By Katie Finn
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
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By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)

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