Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 10+
 
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
By L.M. Elliott
(2014)
age 10+
 
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 10+
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
age 10+
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)

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