Children’s

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 […]

Review: Dawn on the Coast by Ann M. Martin

Review: Dawn on the Coast by Ann M. Martin

Dawn can’t wait for her trip to California. Besides all the sun and fun, it’s her first visit since her brother, Jeff, moved back to live with their dad. California is better than Dawn ever remembered it. The beaches are beautiful, Disneyland is a blast, and Californians eat healthy food! Plus, Dawn’s best friend, Sunny, […]

Review: Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter by Ann M. Martin

Review: Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter by Ann M. Martin

The Mancusis don’t have any kids…but they sure have a lot of pets! So when they’re desperate for a sitter, whom do they call? The Baby-sitters Club! Kristy’s insulted. BSC members don’t pet-sit. But Jessi’s always liked animals, and she talks Kristy into letting her have the job. With snakes on the loose and sick […]