Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
AGE
9
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Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
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By Blue Balliett
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
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By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of dyslexic seeking his past.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unlikely but pleasant mystery with noir overtones.
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By Tony Abbott
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Playfully spooky, cool, and full of imagination.
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By Christopher Lincoln
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
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By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
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By John Feinstein
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)

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