Book Reviews

age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
age 7+
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 3+
Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)

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