Book Reviews

The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
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Born of Deception: Born of Illusion, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
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Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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Girl in Reverse Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(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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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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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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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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