Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
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By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
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By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
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By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
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By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
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By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Popular series continues with fight to save the environment.
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By John Grisham
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
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By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
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By Jacqueline Green
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
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By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
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By Tim Tharp
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
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By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)

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