Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 7+
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 11+
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
age 7+
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 9+
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
age 14+
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
age 13+
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
age 10+
 
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 10+
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 10+
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)

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