Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
age 10+
 
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
age 10+
 
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
age 10+
 
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
age 7+
 
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
age 9+
 
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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age 12+
 
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
age 8+
 
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)

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