Book Reviews

Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2016)
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Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas: Addison Cooke, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny Indiana Jones-type adventure feels a bit dated.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2016)
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Ruby Lu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Spirited Ruby faces changing family, friends in fun series.
By Lenore Look
(2004)
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Poppleton Series Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kindly pig has adventures with friends in gentle tales.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2016)
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Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Younger Nancy Drew solves cases in beginning mystery series.
By Carolyn Keene
(2016)
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The League and the Lantern Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-paced thriller adds conspiracy to Abe Lincoln lore.
By Brian Wells
(2016)
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The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Mystery of the Map: Poptropica, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nonstop action propels website spin-off.
By Jack Chabert
(2016)
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The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, funny, lively guide urges girls to adventure.
By Caroline Paul
(2016)
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The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde Book Poster Image
age 5+
Kids will devour fun tale of monstrously hungry rabbits.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Shelter Pet Squad Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat, fun adventures spotlight kind, animal-loving kids.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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Dragon Slayers' Academy Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Average stories about aspiring knights in medieval times.
By Kate McMullan
(2003)
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The After-Room: The Apothecary Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
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The Rescue Princesses Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Four princesses save animals using brains and bravery.
By Paula Harrison
(2012)
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Katie Woo Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Relatable stories in short chapters have good life lessons.
By Fran Manushkin
(2011)
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The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Book Poster Image
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
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Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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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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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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