Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 10+
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
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age 10+
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)

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