Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
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By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
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By Angelica Banks
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.
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By Matt de la Pena
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Pinkalicious helps mini-mermaid get home in cute beach tale.
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By Victoria Kann
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Very simple rhyming book about a dog, a stick, and a chick.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More palace intrigue, less war in winning sequel.
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By Marie Rutkoski
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.
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By Carin Berger
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
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By Chris Rylander
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
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By Adam Rex
(2015)

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