Book Reviews

Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
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Theodore Boone: The Accused Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
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Three Times Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
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Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
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The Diviners Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
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Confessions of a Murder Suspect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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Seizure: Virals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
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And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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Theodore Boone: The Activist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Popular series continues with fight to save the environment.
By John Grisham
(2013)
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The Wig in the Window Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
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Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
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Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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Spy Camp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
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