Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(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+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 5+
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(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 6+
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 9+
 
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(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 10+
 
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)

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