Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
age 6+
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 16+
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 8+
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 6+
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
age 14+
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 10+
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 17+
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 14+
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
age 7+
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
age 4+
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
age 3+
 
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)

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