Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 10+
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
age 10+
 
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
age 8+
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)

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