Book Reviews

Secrets of the Dragon Tomb: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
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The Orphan Army: The Nightsiders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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The Battle for WondLa: The Search for WondLa, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Predictable but thoughtful ending to sci-fi trilogy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2014)
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The Last Wild Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
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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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George and the Big Bang Book Poster Image
age 10+
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
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A Hero for WondLa Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heroine's humanity anchors stronger sequel.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2012)
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Brother from a Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming, somewhat silly tale of human-robot rivalry.
By Evan Kuhlman
(2012)
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The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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Impulse: Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution, Vol. 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed skate adventure good for reluctant readers.
By M. Zachary Sherman
(2011)
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Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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Sent: The Missing, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
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The Final Warning: Maximum Ride: The Protectors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(2008)
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Talia Talk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
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Feathers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
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Things Not Seen Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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The Supernaturalist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
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Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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