Book Reviews

The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
Read More
Middle School: Dog's Best Friend Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rafe starts dog-walking biz in funny, fast-paced tale.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2016)
Read More
Impyrium Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
Read More
Spy Ski School Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Crushes, jealousy cut in on spy action on ski slopes.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
Read More
Riding Chance Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
Read More
Mighty Jack, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong kids, soft heart propel thrilling graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
Read More
The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
Read More
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
Read More
Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
Read More
Spontaneous Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
Read More
Ghostly Echoes:  A Jackaby Novel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrills, chills, ghosts, and a vampire in haunting mystery.
By William Ritter
(2016)
Read More
Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, thought-provoking look at showman and his era.
By Candace Fleming
(2016)
Read More
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, illustrated bios encourage girls to pursue STEM.
By Rachel Ignotofsky
(2016)
Read More
Pasadena Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
Read More
The Mighty Odds Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
Read More
Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens fight plague, pursue murderers in thrilling sequel.
By Kevin Sands
(2016)
Read More
Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
Read More
Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.
By Anita Silvey
(2016)
Read More
Ghost: Track, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
Read More
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
Read More

Pages