Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(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
11
QUALITY
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
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By Annika Thor
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
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By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
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By Annie Barrows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
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By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
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By L.M. Elliott
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
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By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)

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