Book Reviews

age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 10+
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 10+
Predictable but thoughtful ending to sci-fi trilogy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2014)
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age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 10+
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
age 10+
Heroine's humanity anchors stronger sequel.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2012)
age 10+
Charming, somewhat silly tale of human-robot rivalry.
By Evan Kuhlman
(2012)
age 10+
Action-packed skate adventure good for reluctant readers.
By M. Zachary Sherman
(2011)
age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
age 10+
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Susan Rich, Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
age 10+
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(2008)
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
age 10+
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)