Book Reviews

Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
Maid of Secrets: Maids of Honor, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2013)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
Curious George's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 4+
George makes school silly and fun.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2005)
Starstruck Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
By Rachel Shukert
(2013)
Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
Hattie Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heroine struggles to become a reporter in strong sequel.
By Kirby Larson
(2013)
Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Deadly Desperados: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
Will Sparrow's Road Book Poster Image
age 11+
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
Kiss & Make Up Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)

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