Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 13+
 
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 13+
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
age 14+
 
Compelling heroine drives gripping dystopian thriller.
By Catherine Linka
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)

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