Book Reviews

age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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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)
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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age 8+
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 8+
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)

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