Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
age 5+
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 10+
 
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
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 9+
 
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 8+
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 10+
 
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 10+
 
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)

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