Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Poignant, sensitive story of captive gorilla builds empathy.
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By Katherine Applegate
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.
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By Patrick McDonnell
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
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By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
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By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
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By William Joyce
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
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By Sara Shepard
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
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By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
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By William Alexander
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
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By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
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By Alison McGhee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
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By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)

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