Book Reviews

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Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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9
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Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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9
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Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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9
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Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
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By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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9
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Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
Editors' pick
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9
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Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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9
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Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
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By Chris Rylander
(2014)
AGE
9
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Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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9
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Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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9
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More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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9
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Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
Editors' pick
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9
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All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
9
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Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
AGE
9
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Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
9
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Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
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Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
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First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
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Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
9
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Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
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9
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Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
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By John Feinstein
(2009)

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