Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
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By Cherie Priest
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
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By Robin Benway
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
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By E.R. Frank
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
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By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)

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