Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 3+
 
Cinderella is spunky, resourceful in fresh space tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
age 10+
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 5+
 
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(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)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 14+
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
By Danielle Paige
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 4+
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
age 9+
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
age 14+
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 3+
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
By Emma Thompson
(2014)
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age 16+
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)

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