Book Reviews

Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
Half a World Away Book Poster Image
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
Across a War-Tossed Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
By L.M. Elliott
(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)
West of the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
By Margi Preus
(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)
The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
Dreamwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fearless heroine tackles a deliciously creepy forest quest.
By Heather Mackey
(2014)
Knightley & Son Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
The Nethergrim Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids fight evil creature in standard medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2014)
Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
The Secret Hum of a Daisy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(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)
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)
I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 10+
Characters lack oomph, but adventure stays high in sequel.
By Peter Lerangis
(2014)

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