Book Reviews

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
Mothman's Curse Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
Game Over, Pete Watson Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
The Doom Machine Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Book Poster Image
age 9+
A beautiful introduction to a stellar poet.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)
The Diamond of Darkhold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs Book Poster Image
age 9+
School-dissing ditties may grate on parents.
By Alan Katz
(2008)
Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gross-out, creepy laughs meant for older kids.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2008)

Pages