Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
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By Cherie Priest
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
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By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
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By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
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By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)

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