Children’s

Review: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Review: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic — how will he survive? Ten-year-old George Calder can’t believe his luck — he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their […]

Review: Jessi and the Superbrat by Ann M. Martin

Review: Jessi and the Superbrat by Ann M. Martin

Stoneybrook has gone star-crazy! Derek Masters, an eight-year-old regular on a hit TV sitcom, has moved to town. Everyone’s wondering what a real live TV star will be like—will he drive to school in a limo? Jessi can’t believe it, but even stars need baby-sitters, and she’s the lucky club member to watch Derek Masters. […]

Review: Frindle by Andrew Clements

Review: Frindle by Andrew Clements

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick’s in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the […]

Review: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein

Review: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein

Twelve-year-old Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Just because she’s related to Inspector G. Lestrade, that bumbler who sometimes worked with master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, doesn’t mean she should become a detective and give up her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Unfortunately, her plans are in jeopardy. Her latest project […]

Review: Claudia and the Sad Goodbye by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and the Sad Goodbye by Ann M. Martin

Claudia has a sad good-bye to make. Her grandmother, Mimi, has just died. Claudia understands that Mimi was sick for a long time, but she’s still mad at her grandmother for leaving her. Who will help Claudia with her homework…and share ‘special tea’ with her? This is probably the hardest book to read out of […]

Review: Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger by Ann M. Martin

Review: Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger by Ann M. Martin

Mary Anne just loves her little kitten, Tigger. So when he disappears one afternoon, Mary Anne is a little concerned. The next morning Tigger is still missing…and Mary Anne is frantic. It’s time for an emergency meeting of the Baby-sitters Club. The girls pool together a reward for the return of Tigger, and they search […]

Review: Kristy and the Mother’s Day Surprise by Ann M. Martin

Review: Kristy and the Mother’s Day Surprise by Ann M. Martin

Mother’s Day is coming up and the Baby-sitters have the same problem they do every year: What do they get their mothers? Kristy, especially, wants to do something nice for her mom. Mrs. Brewer has been acting kind of strange and secretive lately, and Kristy’s worried about her… But then Kristy gets another one of […]