Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
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
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
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By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
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By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
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By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
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By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
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By Christopher Rice
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
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By Sally Warner
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
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By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)

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