Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
age 11+
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
age 11+
 
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 11+
 
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
age 11+
 
Delightful romp has swashbuckling action, powerful female.
By Tony Cliff
(2013)
age 11+
 
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
age 11+
 
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
age 11+
 
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
age 11+
 
Classic battle pulls quest quartet to exciting conclusion.
By Lois Lowry
(2012)
age 11+
 
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
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age 11+
 
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 11+
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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age 11+
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)