Book Reviews

age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
age 11+
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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age 11+
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
age 11+
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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age 11+
Switching spell 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+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
age 11+
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
age 11+
Girl time-travels to save dad in thought-provoking story.
By Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
(2014)
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age 11+
Hunger Games, Potter fans will enjoy exciting fantasy.
By David Baldacci
(2014)

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