Book Reviews

The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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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)
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The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
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Rook Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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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)
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Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel sequel is intense, suspenseful, and exciting.
By Marissa Moss
(2013)
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New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
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Trial by Fire: Stranded, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pace picks up in second book of Survivor host's kid series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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Treasure Hunters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Siblings search for artifacts, parents in fun series start.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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Survivors: Stranded, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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Wanderville Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
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Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed: A Five Little Monkeys Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Lively monkey sequel promotes reading, bedtime fun.
By Eileen Christelow
(2011)
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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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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)
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Mira's Diary:  Bombs Over London Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
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