Book Reviews

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8
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Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
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True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
8
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Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
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By Laurie McKay
(2015)
AGE
8
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Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
8
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Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(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
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Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
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By Elise Broach
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
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By Shannon Hale
(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
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
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By E.S. Farber
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
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By John Kloepfer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
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By Eileen Beha
(2014)

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