Book Reviews

The Unexpected Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet summer romance explores open and honest relationships.
By Morgan Matson
(2016)
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School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
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The Thing About Leftovers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween finds her footing in bittersweet post-divorce tale.
By C.C. Payne
(2016)
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Lily and Dunkin Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
By Donna Gephart
(2016)
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Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Chilling story of a boy coming of age in Hitler's house.
By John Boyne
(2016)
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The Inquisition: Summoner, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping sequel shows heinously violent world of orc enemy.
By Taran Matharu
(2016)
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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
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A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2016)
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Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
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The Girl I Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hunts for her parents' killer in page-turning mystery.
By April Henry
(2016)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2013)
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My Weird School Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Playful books have jokes, lessons, some stereotypes.
By Dan Gutman
(2004)
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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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Poppleton Series Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kindly pig has adventures with friends in gentle tales.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2016)
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Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Younger Nancy Drew solves cases in beginning mystery series.
By Carolyn Keene
(2016)
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