Book Reviews

Sula Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
Wolf Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
Astrotwins -- Project Rescue: Astrotwins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real science, wild plot likely to thrill avid space buffs.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2016)
I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo: Frank Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
The Accident Season Book Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
Paperweight Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
Go Set a Watchman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!: Nick and Tesla, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger: Frank Einstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
Red Butterfly Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
Half a World Away Book Poster Image
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Frank Einstein, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
Into That Forest Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
Friday Never Leaving Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gut-wrenching tale of grieving runaway is edgy, lyrical.
By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
Love in the Time of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)

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