Book Reviews

A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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)
Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
A Whole New Ballgame: Rip and Red, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
Searching for Super Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
The Ultra Violets Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
Zombie Mommy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.
By M.T. Anderson
(2011)
Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor, Book 6) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
George's Secret Key to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
Only You Can Save Mankind Book Poster Image
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
Whales on Stilts! Book Poster Image
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)