Book Reviews

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age 8+
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(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)
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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age 5+
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(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 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
age 10+
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
age 9+
Fun spy thriller puts kids in charge of saving the world.
By Tim Pratt, Andy Deemer
(2013)
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age 9+
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 10+
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
age 3+
Adorable monkey livens up a hospital stay.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(1966)
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)

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