Book Reviews

The Friendship Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2016)
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A Crack in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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Into the Lion's Den: The Devlin Quick Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Modern-day Nancy Drew solves brainy map-theft mystery.
By Linda Fairstein
(2016)
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The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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Going Wild Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Middle School: Dog's Best Friend Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rafe starts dog-walking biz in funny, fast-paced tale.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky supergirl brings fun back to comic books.
By Ryan North
(2015)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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Impyrium Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
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Spy Ski School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Crushes, jealousy cut in on spy action on ski slopes.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spunky 5th-grader learns life lessons in warmhearted tale.
By Kate Beasley
(2016)
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Riding Chance Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
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