Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
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By Lisa McMann
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
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By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
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By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
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By Susan Dennard
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
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By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
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By Kiera Cass
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
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By J.A. White
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
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By Paul Durham
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intriguing fantasy mixes modern-world dragons and politics.
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By E. K. Johnston
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
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By Colin Meloy
(2014)

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