Book Reviews

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9
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Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
AGE
9
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Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
9
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Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
AGE
9
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Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
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By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
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By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
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By James Dashner
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
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By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
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By Mark Teague
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Series finale goes back to adventure.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
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By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
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By Adam Rex
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2007)

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