Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
age 9+
 
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 9+
 
Wry humor, international drama make for fun page-turner.
By Dave Barry
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 9+
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)

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