Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
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age 9+
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 10+
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)

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