Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(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 8+
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 8+
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 8+
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
age 7+
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
age 8+
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 10+
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)

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