Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
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By Antony John
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
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By Nick Lake
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
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By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
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By Caroline Clarkson
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
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By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Young king faces pirates, thieves in swashbuckling sequel.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
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By Eric DelaBarre
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
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By Antony John
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
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By Mary Pope Osborne
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen sailors chase cruel pirate captain in exciting sequel.
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By John Flanagan
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
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By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
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By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
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By China Mieville
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Never a dull moment in pirate adventure with comic mayhem.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2012)

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