Book Reviews

The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
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Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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Oliver Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
By Judith Rossell
(2012)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
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The Raven Boys Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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Kinect Sesame Street TV Game Poster Image
age 3+
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Harold and the Purple Crayon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Imagination reigns in timeless classic about drawing boy.
By Crockett Johnson
(1955)
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The Archived Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
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Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Midwinterblood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2013)
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 13+
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Curious George and the Firefighters by i Read With App Poster Image
age 3+
Fun story gives parents great tools to build strong readers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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The Hangman's Revolution: W.A.R.P., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
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Something Strange and Ever After: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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