Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(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 8+
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
age 9+
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 4+
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 6+
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)

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