Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
By Eileen Beha
(2014)
age 8+
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
age 8+
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 8+
 
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2014)
age 8+
 
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 8+
 
Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.
By Andy Griffiths
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
age 7+
 
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
age 8+
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Clever underdog sparkles in winning adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 8+
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
age 7+
 
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
age 8+
 
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)

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