Book Reviews

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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How to Catch a Bogle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
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Ghost Hawk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
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National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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The Time Fetch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids must repair rip in the fabric of time in mild fantasy.
By Amy Herrick
(2013)
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The Hypnotists: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.
By Gordon Korman
(2013)
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After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
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Falcon in the Glass Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
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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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Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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The Saturday Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
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The Seven Swords: Otherworld Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series continues with more action, adventures, and battles.
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2013)
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Twerp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant middle school novel has great humor and depth.
By Mark Goldblatt
(2013)
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The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
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I Funny: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2012)
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Theodore Boone: The Activist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Popular series continues with fight to save the environment.
By John Grisham
(2013)
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Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
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