Book Reviews

age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
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age 14+
So-so teen romance-thriller has addiction themes.
By Becca Fitzpatrick
(2015)
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
age 15+
Lurid violence and body count mount in grim, dark thriller.
By Lynn Weingarten
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 14+
Twists, turns, loads of drama in high school murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 10+
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
age 10+
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 10+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 12+
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)

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