Book Reviews

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age 4+
Crazy-silly robot tale activates blasts of robo-mayhem.
By Adam Rubin
(2015)
age 9+
Page-turner of a mystery has orphans solving crimes.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
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age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 6+
Beautiful art befits charming friendship story set in Paris.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
age 14+
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
age 3+
Bright, silly scenes of world turned upside down.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
age 13+
Bella/Edward are now Beau/Edyth. Great for gender-role talk.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2015)
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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age 13+
Tedious romance, fun adventure with Egyptian gods, monsters.
By Colleen Houck
(2015)

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