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 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)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 12+
 
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)

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