Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
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By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(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
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly zombie family tale full of ghoulish giggles.
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By Kelly DiPucchio
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(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
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
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By Liniers
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)

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