Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun haunted house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
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By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
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By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
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By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
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By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
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By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
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By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
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By Hilary Liftin, Miley Cyrus
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
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By Peter Sis
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)