Book Reviews

Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Franc
(2016)
As Brave as You Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
Rook Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
Hopper's Destiny: Mouseheart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
Forbidden Island: Stranded, Shadow Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
Mira's Diary:  Bombs Over London Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
Revenge of Superstition Mountain: Superstition Mountain Mysteries, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair: The Expeditioners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher Book Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)

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