Book Reviews

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)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(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+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 8+
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 7+
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 9+
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(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 9+
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)

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