Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Read All About It! (Dear Know it-all, #1)” as Want to Read:
Read All About It! (Dear Know it-all, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read All About It! (Dear Know-It-All #1)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  150 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
In this start to an all-new series, Samantha begins writing her school paper’s advice column—and finds out fast that some things are easier said than written.

Every middle-school girl has questions about her future, but to star school newspaper reporter Samantha Martone, getting the scoop is her life. Sam plans to travel the world someday as a journalist, and in the meantim
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Simon Spotlight
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Read All About It!, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Read All About It!

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jennifer Goodman
It was a great book with good romance and I highly recommend it.
Sep 03, 2014 Trinity rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! :) A HAVE TO READ book!!! :)
Katie Fitzgerald
Dear Know-It-All is a paperback middle grade series by Rachel Wise about a seventh grader named Samantha Martone, who writes the anonymous advice column, “Dear Know-It-All” for her school newspaper. There are 11 books in the series, and I read the first eight, because that is all I could find in my local libraries.

The series focuses mainly on two things: writing and romance. Samantha - or Sam, as she is often called - is a star reporter on her school newspaper. The other star reporter is Michae
Mar 03, 2017 Pam rated it really liked it
Middle school student Samantha gets chosen to write the school newspaper's Miss Know-it-all's column. Also a reporter for the paper, she attends school board meetings where she stirs up trouble with the principal. Also she and her best friend both like the same guy. What letter will she choose to answer in her first column?
Dec 21, 2012 Hong rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, kids
A really fun read! The narration was sometimes clunky, occasionally closer to Fancy Nancy than a 9-12 novel, but this would be a good transition series for fourth/fifth graders moving from series like Rainbow Magic to "real" novels. Sam is a believable protagonist who thinks much like a twelve/thirteen-year-old girl should. Her interest in journalism is fun and interesting. The plot progresses well and Read All About It is overall a quick and fun read.
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
This series opener is a winner! Great for tweens interested in being a journalist, but it will definitely appeal to any kid who has to juggle family, friends, school, and extracurriculars. And deal with a crush on top of all that!
Aug 12, 2015 Chelsey rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Mostly charming, but with some messages I didn't care for (like that mocking celebrities poorly photographed in swimsuits is a good and normal hobby).
May 29, 2016 Esther rated it it was amazing
so much fun you dont want it to end
Dec 10, 2016 Gina added it
Shelves: emmas-books-2016
Finished 12/9/16
Oct 05, 2012 Sharly rated it it was amazing
Great Great Great
It was a good book
Sep 09, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!
Ashley rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2014
Brenda rated it really liked it
Mar 21, 2014
Wynter Mack
Wynter Mack rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2015
Samantha rated it it was amazing
Jun 23, 2014
Bridget rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2013
Mar 19, 2014 Megurine rated it liked it
it was interesting,friendship and drama at the same time!!! congrats rachel
Ravneet rated it liked it
Feb 12, 2016
Jiwoo Lee
Jiwoo Lee rated it it was amazing
Aug 09, 2016
Marissa rated it liked it
Aug 24, 2012
Riri Hill
Riri Hill rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2013
Nina rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2015
Parker Hansen
Parker Hansen rated it it was amazing
Mar 09, 2014
Mouse rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2013
Linda Randall
Linda Randall rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2013
Cathrine rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2013
Ella rated it it was amazing
Sep 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Kate the Great, Except When She's Not
  • Genie Wishes
  • Rufus Goes to School
  • Samphire Song
  • Stealing Air
  • The Rookie Bookie
  • The Year of the Baby (Anna Wang #2)
  • The Short Seller
  • Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom (Justin Case, #2)
  • Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris (Mira's Diary, #1)
  • This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
  • What Child Is This?: A Christmas Story
  • The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie
  • Kidnapped and Catriona
  • One Tough Chick
  • The Pet War
  • The Exiles at Home (The Exiles, #2)
  • Penelope Crumb (Penelope Crumb #1)

Other Books in the Series

Dear Know-It-All (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Set the Record Straight! (Dear Know it-all, #2)
  • A Level Playing Field (Dear Know it-all, #3)
  • Old Story, New Twist (Dear Know it-all, #4)
  • Everyone's a Critic (Dear Know-it-all, #5)
  • Digital Disaster! (Dear Know-it-all, #6)
  • Black and White and Gray All Over (Dear Know-it-all, #7)
  • Texting 1, 2, 3 (Dear Know-it-all, #8)
  • Cast Your Ballot! (Dear Know-it-all, #9)
  • Breaking News (Dear Know-it-all, #10)
  • Late Edition (Dear Know-it-all, #11)

Share This Book

“Love is not fact based. It’s not something we can shut down when it gets out of our control,” 0 likes
“It’s just what happens when all the pieces fall into place.” 0 likes
More quotes…