" 'The Agony of Alice' by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is...

Book Reviews

May 10, 2000

" 'The Agony of Alice' by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is about Alice McKinley, who's on the verge of becoming a teen-ager and needs direction. Her mother has been dead for years and the only help she has is from her father and her 19-year-old brother. What do they know about being a teen-age girl?"

-- Nicole Roberts, Oakleigh Elementary

" 'Treasure Hunt' by Bill Cosby is about little Bill and his search for a special collection or talent. His mom collects plates and his dad collects old records. His grandmother explains that you don't need to have a special collection to be special."

-- Erika Malkin, Sandymount Elementary

"In the book 'Nate the Great and the Stolen Base' by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Nate goes to baseball practice and discovers a base is missing. This is when the mystery begins. I like this book because Nate always writes funny notes to his mom."

-- Nick Gentry, Ring Factory Elementary

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