Book Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
age 3+
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
age 12+
Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
age 13+
Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.
By Emily Henry
(2016)
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 3+
Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)

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