Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
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By E.D. Baker
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
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By Soman Chainani
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
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By Christopher Healy
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
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By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
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By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
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By Chris Colfer
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
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By E.D. Baker
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
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By Soman Chainani
(2013)

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