Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
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By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
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By Annie Barrows
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
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By Teri Brown
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
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By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
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By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
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By Beth Kephart
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
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By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
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By John Boyne
(2014)

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