Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun spy thriller puts kids in charge of saving the world.
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By Tim Pratt, Andy Deemer
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
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By Wendy McClure
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
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By Peggy Eddleman
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
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By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sympathetic characters anchor over-the-top disaster drama.
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By Matt de la Pena
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
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By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
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By Jeff Stone
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
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By Chris Tebbetts, Jeff Probst
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
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By Nick Lake
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
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By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, complex dystopian spy romance based on a classic.
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By Diana Peterfreund
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
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By Jack Gantos
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.
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By Eva Ibbotson
(2013)

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