Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 6+
 
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
age 7+
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
age 9+
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 10+
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)

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