Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(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
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in fantasy trilogy cranks up the suspense and dread.
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By Catherine Jinks
(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
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
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By Gail Carriger
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
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By William Ritter
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
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By Austin Aslan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
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By Susan Dennard
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
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By Russell Freedman
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.
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By Ransom Riggs
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
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By Maira Kalman
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
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By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
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By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
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By Carol Goodman
(2013)

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