Book Reviews

Magic Guitar App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun way to build musicianship, rhythm; watch social aspects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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Walk Two Moons Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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Thomas Was Alone Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun platformer with a lovely story about friendship.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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The Saturday Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
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The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Book Poster Image
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
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The Hypnotists: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.
By Gordon Korman
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
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National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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The Twistrose Key Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical animal-afterlife adventures of a girl and her mouse.
By Tone Almhiell
(2013)
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The Grimm Legacy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
By Polly Shulman
(2010)
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