Book Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)

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