Book Reviews

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)
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Raymie Nightingale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tragedy, triumph, and wisdom in funny, heartfelt tween tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2016)
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No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
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When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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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)
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K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
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The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(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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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
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Exposure: Virals, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
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The Twistrose Key Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical animal-afterlife adventures of a girl and her mouse.
By Tone Almhiell
(2013)
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The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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