Book Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
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age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
age 10+
Puzzles, explosions in thrilling 1600s mystery adventure.
By Kevin Sands
(2015)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(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 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)

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