Book Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
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By Susann Cokal
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
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By Lane Smith
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
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By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Pretty graphic and explicit for a teen vampire read.
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By Francesca Lia Block
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense fantasy about a compulsive liar and/or werewolf.
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By Justine Larbalestier
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Silly food fight yarn teaches lesson on settling disputes.
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By Judi Barrett
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
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By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
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By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
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By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
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By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)