Book Reviews

The League and the Lantern Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-paced thriller adds conspiracy to Abe Lincoln lore.
By Brian Wells
(2016)
The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
As Brave as You Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
Terror at Bottle Creek Book Poster Image
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
The After-Room: The Apothecary Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
The Blackthorn Key Book Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles, explosions in thrilling 1600s mystery adventure.
By Kevin Sands
(2015)
Hopper's Destiny: Mouseheart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
The Emerald Shore:  The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
Mira's Diary:  Bombs Over London Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair: The Expeditioners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher Book Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
The Shadow Throne: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
Unhooking the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
From Norvelt to Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)

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