Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 8+
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
age 8+
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 9+
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teens vs. serial killer in implausible, confusing thriller.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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age 13+
 
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)