Book Reviews

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8
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Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
8
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Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
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By Paul Durham
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
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By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
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By Elise Broach
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
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By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
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By Eileen Beha
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
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By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
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By Adam Rex
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)

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