Book Reviews

The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
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Secret Coders Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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Into the Dorkness: Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
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The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
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Story Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Rise and Fall: Spirit Animals, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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Dreamwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fearless heroine tackles a deliciously creepy forest quest.
By Heather Mackey
(2014)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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The Storm Tower Thief: The Lightning Catcher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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Let the Storm Break: Sky Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Time Fetch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids must repair rip in the fabric of time in mild fantasy.
By Amy Herrick
(2013)
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