Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook

Children - Grade 4th-6th
80 Pages
Reviewed on 03/26/2015
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Author Biography

Marissa Moss is the bestselling creator of the popular children’s series Amelia’s Notebook, Daphne’s Diary of Daily Disasters, and Mira’s Diary, and is the author of more than 30 picture books. The inspiration for Amelia's Notebook came from Moss’ own childhood notebook; the things that happen to Amelia really happened to Moss (mostly). She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her at and at, and also on Facebook at Amelia’s Notebook and Marissa Moss.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook by Marissa Moss is a cute little book that takes young readers on a nostalgic trip along with Amelia during her days at Middle School and before that. The author captures Amelia's fears of going to High School beautifully by sharing her thoughts and anxieties with readers. Amelia's Middle School days and years earlier to that are also recorded in a unique and conversational manner, pulling readers right into the story, giving more insight into Amelia's school life. For Amelia, the fact that her best friend Carly won't be there makes going to High School even more scary.

This book took me back to times when I read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Written in a diary format with a lot of conversations and illustrations, the book is a delight to read. The author captures the fears and nervousness of a young girl graduating from Middle School to High School nicely. I like the way the entire book is presented. It's very innovative and the illustrations peppered throughout complement the story effectively, adding color to the scenes and giving all the characters a personality. Kids should try to write diaries like this to chronicle their formative years in school and how they looked at their school life. It also helps them remember the important moments and people who made a difference to their lives while studying in school.