Book Reviews

Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, funny, lively guide urges girls to adventure.
By Caroline Paul
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Astrotwins -- Project Rescue: Astrotwins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real science, wild plot likely to thrill avid space buffs.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2016)
Broken Ground: Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(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)
A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
The Keeper:  Vega Jane, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wand magic at the forefront of action-packed sequel.
By David Baldacci
(2015)
The Copper Gauntlet: Magisterium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Hasty setup, exciting finish in magic-school sequel.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2015)
Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
The Worst Class Trip Ever Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry humor, international drama make for fun page-turner.
By Dave Barry
(2015)
Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
The Rat with the Human Face:  The Qwikpick Papers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
Witherwood Reform School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)

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