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 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 9+
 
Wry humor, international drama make for fun page-turner.
By Dave Barry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
age 10+
 
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 8+
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 8+
 
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
By Chris Rylander
(2015)
age 8+
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
age 8+
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
age 13+
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
age 10+
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.
By Ryan Graudin
(2014)

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