Book Reviews

age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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age 12+
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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age 14+
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
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age 13+
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
By Julia Durango
(2015)
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
age 8+
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
age 13+
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
By Amy Plum
(2015)
age 13+
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
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age 13+
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(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)

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