Book Reviews

Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
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Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, fast-paced volume shows the kid genius's nicer side.
By Eoin Colfer
(2005)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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