Movie Reviews

Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Queen of Likes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lighthearted but memorable look at social media addiction.
By Hillary Homzie
(2016)
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Wishing Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical tale of three sisters mixes magic, family mystery.
By Lauren Myracle
(2016)
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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun middle school adventure perfect for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
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The Best Man Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty, sweet story of boy figuring out school, family, love.
By Richard Peck
(2016)
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Going Wild, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Hello, Universe Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of friendship, courage, and self-acceptance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2017)
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The Warden's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartbreaking story of motherless girl's grief, healing.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2017)
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The Great Treehouse War Book Poster Image
age 9+
Zany kids-vs.-parents tale is set against a tough divorce.
By Lisa Graff
(2017)
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The Way to Bea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, must-read story of friendship and self-acceptance.
By Kat Yeh
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2017)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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