Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 13+
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(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 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 8+
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(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)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(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 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
By Margi Preus
(2014)
age 12+
 
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)

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