Book Reviews

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle-school comic perseveres in funny, poignant sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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The Dragon King: Otherworld Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced Arthurian adventure series ends with a flourish.
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2013)
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Unhooking the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
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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 Ear, the Eye and the Arm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
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Battling Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
By Paul Pope
(2013)
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Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel adventure excites but lacks solid characters.
By Peter Lerangis
(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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From Norvelt to Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Constable & Toop Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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Texting the Underworld Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful, funny ghost story has haunting effect.
By Ellen Booraem
(2013)
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The Year of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 10+
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
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The Weight of Water Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
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Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
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Island of Fire: The Unwanteds, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magic, mystery, mayhem, and a leadership message for tweens.
By Lisa McMann
(2013)
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Spy Camp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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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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