Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 8+
 
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)

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