Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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age 5+
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
age 14+
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
By Danielle Paige
(2015)
age 9+
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 3+
 
Charming tale of language, welcoming new sibling.
By Rosemary Wells
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 12+
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
age 13+
 
Compelling tale of Pakistani-American forced into marriage.
By Aisha Saeed
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
age 12+
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)

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