Book Reviews

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age 2+
 
Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
By Alison Jay
(2012)
age 3+
 
Bunny sees victory in finding eggs herself in sweet tale.
By Michael B. Kaplan
(2015)
age 4+
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 9+
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
age 9+
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 9+
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
age 13+
 
Psychological thriller is like X-Men meets La Femme Nikita.
By Kiersten White
(2013)
age 13+
 
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
age 13+
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)

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