Peirce, Lincoln Big Nate Goes for Broke
216 pp. HarperCollins/Harper ISBN 978-0-06-199661-0 $12.99
(3) In this fourth Big Nate book, P.S. 38 needs repairs, so the students must temporarily attend archrival Jefferson Middle School. Attempting to finally beat Jefferson at something, Nate enters a writing contest and competes in a snow sculpture contest. Nate's enthusiastic nature, his amusing mishaps, and Peirce's inviting comic style will keep fans happy.
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(CR) Cynthia K. Ritter is editorial assistant of The Horn Book Magazine.