Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
age 10+
 
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Sympathetic characters anchor over-the-top disaster drama.
By Matt de la Pena
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
age 9+
 
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
age 8+
 
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Chris Tebbetts, Jeff Probst
(2013)
age 10+
 
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
age 9+
 
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
age 13+
 
Exciting, complex dystopian spy romance based on a classic.
By Diana Peterfreund
(2013)
age 10+
 
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Exciting sequel has romance, adventure, court intrigue.
By Sharon Cameron
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Siblings search for artifacts, parents in fun series start.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Exciting frontier adventure with steampunk fantasy twist.
By Matthew J. Kirby
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
age 13+
 
Boys take on a toxic waste dump in fast-paced story.
By Corina Vacco
(2013)
age 8+
 
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)

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