Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
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By Jeff Miller
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
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By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.
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By Ryan Graudin
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
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By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
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By Ben Tripp
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
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By John David Anderson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
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By Jeff Miller
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
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By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
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By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
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By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, complex dystopian spy romance based on a classic.
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By Diana Peterfreund
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
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By John David Anderson
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Boys take on a toxic waste dump in fast-paced story.
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By Corina Vacco
(2013)

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