Book Reviews

The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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The Creature Department Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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House of Robots, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
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Secret Coders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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In Over Their Heads: Under Their Skin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Robot thriller wraps up neatly.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2017)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
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Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Readers choose heroes' fate in wildly creative fantasy.
By James Riley
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animals aid robot journey in sequel tinged with human love.
By Peter Brown
(2018)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(2018)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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