Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
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By Marie Lu
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
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By Obert Skye
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
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By J.A. White
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
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By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
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By Danielle Paige
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
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By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of language, welcoming new sibling.
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By Rosemary Wells
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
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By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
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By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
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By Paige McKenzie
(2015)

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