Book Reviews

The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher Book Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
Minion Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
Operation Fireball: Fish Finelli, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever underdog sparkles in winning adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
The Nerdy Dozen, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
The Boundless Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
Rebel Belle Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
The Shadow Throne: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
Threatened Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
The Stormglass Protocol Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun spy thriller puts kids in charge of saving the world.
By Tim Pratt, Andy Deemer
(2013)
Wanderville Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
Sky Jumpers: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
Unhooking the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
The Living Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sympathetic characters anchor over-the-top disaster drama.
By Matt de la Pena
(2013)
Battle Bunny Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
Survivors: Stranded, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)

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