Book Reviews

age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 5+
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2005)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
age 9+
Elf kids fight the good fight in fantasy series installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2015)
age 9+
Page-turner of a mystery has orphans solving crimes.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
age 9+
Wand magic at the forefront of action-packed sequel.
By David Baldacci
(2015)
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)

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