Book Reviews

age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(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 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(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 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(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)
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
age 9+
Elf kids fight the good fight in fantasy series installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2015)
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)

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