Book Reviews

Caravaggio:  Painter on the Run Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid bio of genius painter has mature content, violence.
By Marissa Moss
(2016)
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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Blood Red Snow White Book Poster Image
age 14+
Atmospheric tale of English witness to Russian Revolution.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(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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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Full of Beans Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky boy finds conscience, hope amid Great Depression.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2016)
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Going Wild Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Like a River Glorious: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tense Gold Rush tale shows harsh reality of slavery.
By Rae Carson
(2016)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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And I Darken Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Chilling story of a boy coming of age in Hitler's house.
By John Boyne
(2016)
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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
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The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2016)
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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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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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