Book Reviews

Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
The Doldrums Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
Amulet Keepers: TombQuest, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
Countdown Zero: Codename Conspiracy Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
By Chris Rylander
(2015)
Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
Forbidden Island: Stranded, Shadow Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
Revenge of Superstition Mountain: Superstition Mountain Mysteries, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
The Whipping Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Prince and pauper find friendship in rollicking tale.
By Sid Fleischman
(1986)
Minion Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
Operation Fireball: Fish Finelli, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever underdog sparkles in winning adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
The Nerdy Dozen, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
Sky Jumpers: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
Survivors: Stranded, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)

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