Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
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By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
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By Blue Balliett
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
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By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A unique and truly suspenseful story.
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By Joan Lowery Nixon
(1983)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
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By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unlikely but pleasant mystery with noir overtones.
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By Tony Abbott
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Playfully spooky, cool, and full of imagination.
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By Christopher Lincoln
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
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By Judy Blundell
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
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By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
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By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
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By John Feinstein
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
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By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
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By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
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By John Grisham
(2011)

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