Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 14+
 
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
age 11+
 
Moving memoir of boy Holocaust survivor on Schindler's list.
By Elisabeth B. Leyson, Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
age 13+
 
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
age 10+
 
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)

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