Book Reviews

The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
Rooftoppers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
Sky Jumpers: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
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)
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)
Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
The Whipping Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Prince and pauper find friendship in rollicking tale.
By Sid Fleischman
(1986)
The Doldrums Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
The Jungle Book Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
Saltwater Taffy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
Urban Outlaws Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
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)
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)

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