Book Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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The Heavens Rise Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
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Game Over, Pete Watson Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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Mothman's Curse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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The People of Sparks Book Poster Image
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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The Boxes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
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Among the Hidden: Shadow Children, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
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A Wind in the Door Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Book Poster Image
age 9+
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
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Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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The Diamond of Darkhold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
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