Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
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By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
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By CJ Omololu
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
New setting, twists add intrigue to violent superhero saga.
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By Brandon Sanderson
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
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By Jon Agee
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)

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