Book Reviews

Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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Sanity & Tallulah Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively graphic novel offers smart-girl adventures in space.
By Molly Brooks
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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Predator vs. Prey: Going Wild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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Going Wild, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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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)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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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)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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Ambassador Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
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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)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Villains Rising: The Cloak Society, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slower-paced superhero sequel keeps violence in check.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2013)
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