Book Reviews

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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(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 10+
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 14+
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 8+
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(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)
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 9+
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 10+
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)

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