Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
age 9+
 
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
age 9+
 
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
age 9+
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
age 9+
 
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 9+
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
age 9+
 
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
age 9+
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 9+
 
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 9+
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)