Book Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Jumper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(1992)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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The Kill Order Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Action-packed prequel to popular Maze Runner trilogy.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Fuse: The Pure Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
By Julianna Baggott
(2013)
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The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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The Lord of Opium Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
By Nancy Farmer
(2013)
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Allegiant: Divergent, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.
By Veronica Roth
(2013)
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The Last Wild Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
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Game Over, Pete Watson Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
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After The End, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gritty sci-fi survival tale questions reality and authority.
By Amy Plum
(2014)
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Scan Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever sci-fi thriller stresses do-it-yourself science.
By Sarah E. Fine, Walter Jury
(2014)
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