Book Reviews

Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Clash of Beasts: Going Wild, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens battle archvillain in thrilling finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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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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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
(2018)
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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
(2018)
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The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.
By Kieran Larwood
(2018)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2018)
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Nightbooks Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witch holds kids captive in creepy but sweet fantasy tale.
By J.A. White
(2018)
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The Language of Spells Book Poster Image
age 9+
Viennese girl meets dragon in sweet, poignant fantasy.
By Garret Weyr
(2018)
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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The Last Gargoyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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