Book Reviews

age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
age 8+
 
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
age 14+
 
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
age 9+
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
age 12+
 
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
age 6+
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
age 13+
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
age 12+
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)

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