Book Reviews

age 7+
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
 
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
age 8+
 
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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age 9+
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
age 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
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age 9+
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
age 9+
 
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
age 9+
 
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2011)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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age 10+
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)

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