Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 8+
 
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
By Chris Rylander
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
age 8+
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 8+
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)

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