Book Reviews

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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The Supernaturalist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
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Emily's Everyday Manners Book Poster Image
age 4+
Post family helps young kids mind their Ps and Qs.
By Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., Peggy Post
(2006)
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Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
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Afternoon on the Amazon: Magic Tree House, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
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A Children's Zoo Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Peek in the zoo good for preschoolers.
By Tana Hoban
(1985)
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Book Poster Image
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
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Everyone Poops Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Adults might get squeamish, but kids will love it.
By Taro Gomi
(1993)
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Only You Can Save Mankind Book Poster Image
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
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Dude, Where's My Spaceship? (Weirdplanet, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
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The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
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Johnny and the Bomb: The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
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Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor, Book 6) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
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Things That Are Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
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The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lavish handbook introduces Greek characters and myths.
By Lady Hestia Evans, Dugald A. Steer, Clint Twist
(2009)
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The Maze Runner: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
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Sent: The Missing, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
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Pretties: Uglies Quartet, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi series sequel less fresh but still discussion-worthy.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2005)
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The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
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The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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