Book Reviews

Always Emily Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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Prisoner of Night and Fog Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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Going Over Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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Sekret Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
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Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
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A Death-Struck Year Book Poster Image
age 12+
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Origami Yoda, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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When Audrey Met Alice Book Poster Image
age 10+
First Daughter is akin to Alice Roosevelt in fun tale.
By Rebecca Behrens
(2014)
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Storm Book Poster Image
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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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One Came Home Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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The Sittin' Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Elder's death unites community in sweet historical novel.
By Shelia P. Moses
(2014)
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Palace of Spies Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Rose Under Fire Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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