Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
age 10+
 
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
age 9+
 
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 8+
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Prince and pauper find friendship in rollicking tale.
By Sid Fleischman
(1986)
age 10+
 
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 10+
 
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
age 7+
 
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
age 8+
 
Clever underdog sparkles in winning adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 8+
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
age 10+
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun spy thriller puts kids in charge of saving the world.
By Tim Pratt, Andy Deemer
(2013)

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