Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 8+
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)

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