Book Reviews

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9
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Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
9
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Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
9
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Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
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By Marcia Wells
(2014)
AGE
9
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Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
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Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
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By Chris Rylander
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
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By Emily Fairlie
(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 mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
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By John Feinstein
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
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By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
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By Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Playfully spooky, cool, and full of imagination.
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By Christopher Lincoln
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unlikely but pleasant mystery with noir overtones.
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By Tony Abbott
(2008)

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