Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
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By Michael Bond
(1958)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
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By Harlan Coben
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
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By Agatha Christie
(1939)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
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By Chris Lynch
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
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By John Grisham
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
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By Elizabeth George
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
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By Erin Hunter
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
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By Harlan Coben
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
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By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)

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