Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
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By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(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
 
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(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
 
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
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By Andrew Clements
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
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By Lauren Child
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
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By Andrew Clements
(2005)

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