Book Reviews

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Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
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By Meg Medina
(2013)
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Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
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By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
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Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
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Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
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Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
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Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
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First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
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Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)

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