By Sue Corbett Beth Perry Allison Adato
December 24, 2007 12:00 PM

MORE BOOKS FOR BIG KIDS

I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos

The delightful fourth installment in the life of ADHD Joey finds the hyperactive hero reunited with his “no-good squinty-eyed bad dad.” (10 and up)

EMMA-JEAN LAZARUS FELL OUT OF A TREE by Lauren Tarshis

A brainy middle schooler flounders—until she uses her smarts to help classmates. The audio version is especially fun. (8 and up)

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

The semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who reluctantly leaves the rez to get an education—and lives to tell. (12 and up)

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