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 6+
 
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
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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 4+
 
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
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+
 
Humorous tale of mistaken identity.
By Harry Allard
(1982)
age 13+
 
Engrossing, violent thriller about peer pressure.
By Lois Duncan
(1978)
age 14+
 
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
By Barry Lyga
(2006)
age 5+
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
age 4+
 
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)

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