Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 10+
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 14+
 
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
By Sally Green
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 8+
 
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
age 14+
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
By Danielle Paige
(2015)
age 8+
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
By Paul Durham
(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)
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age 13+
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
age 9+
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
age 10+
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 14+
 
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
age 9+
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
age 9+
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)

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