Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
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By David Arnold
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable tale.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly zombie family tale full of ghoulish giggles.
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By Kelly DiPucchio
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
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By Kat Spears
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Inspiring tale of teen who gains perspective by running.
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By Rachel Toor
(2014)

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