Book Reviews

Penguin Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming, whimsical boy-meets-bird tale.
By Polly Dunbar
(2007)
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The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup Book Poster Image
age 4+
Homespun tale of an uppity cat and grumpy old man.
By Terry Farish
(2007)
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Maximum Ride 3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports Book Poster Image
age 12+
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
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Beige Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good girl finds inner punk -- OK, but not rockin'.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2007)
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Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature themes abound in tale about a teen's gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2007)
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Maximum Ride 2: School's Out -- Forever Book Poster Image
age 12+
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
By James Patterson
(2006)
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Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #8: Global Warning Book Poster Image
age 9+
Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.
By Stefan Petrucha
(2007)
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Girl at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Feisty heroine deals with adventure, romance, family drama.
By Maureen Johnson
(2007)
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The Hidden Staircase: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories No. 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
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Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
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Mr. George Baker Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reading and friendship are for people of all ages!
By Amy Hest
(2007)
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The Upper Class Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Good friendship tale, but sex, drugs, labels, too.
By Hobson Brown, Caroline Says, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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The Celebutantes: On the Avenue Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girl clique-type mystery an OK teen beach read.
By Antonio Pagliarulo
(2007)
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The Breakup Bible Book Poster Image
age 13+
First-heartbreak story has good life lessons.
By Melissa Kantor
(2007)
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Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
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Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
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l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
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Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
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