Book Reviews

The Unwanteds, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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Impulse: Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution, Vol. 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed skate adventure good for reluctant readers.
By M. Zachary Sherman
(2011)
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The Hot List [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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War Horse [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving story of a horse and boy has anti-war message.
By Michael Morpurgo
(2007)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Through-the looking-glass adventure not very original.
By A.J. Hartley
(2011)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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Dead End in Norvelt [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Charming story of a small-town boy's unlikely adventures.
By Jack Gantos
(2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Fun underdog tale starts high-seas series.
By John Flanagan
(2011)
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A Month of Sundays [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Light romance flirts with tough issues.
By Ruth White
(2011)
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Ninth Ward [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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The Cabinet of Earths [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2012)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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The Orphan of Awkward Falls [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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The Lions of Little Rock [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
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The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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