All Reviews

age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Physics puzzler has a great heroine but feels incomplete.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
age 12+
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.
Network: ABC
(2015)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Dated but still solid puzzle-filled adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
csm_tv
age 12+
 
Tech-driven drama celebrates brains over brawn.
Network: CBS
(2014)

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