Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Too-long send-off to an otherwise fantastic fantasy trilogy.
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By Laini Taylor
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
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By Kass Morgan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
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By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
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By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
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By Kiersten White
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Relatable novel in verse shows life with autistic brother.
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By Stasia Ward Kehoe
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
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By Colin Meloy
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
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By Adam Rex
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
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By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rich fantasy world meets Beauty/Beast-style mature romance.
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By Rosamund Hodge
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
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By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)

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