Book Reviews

age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
age 3+
Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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age 3+
Touching, funny takedown of "finders, keepers" is a gem.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2015)
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age 14+
So-so teen romance-thriller has addiction themes.
By Becca Fitzpatrick
(2015)
age 3+
A perfect charmer of a bedtime book; the real deal.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2015)
age 4+
Elliot joins the mouse family in big-hearted tale.
By Mike Curato
(2015)
age 9+
Page-turner of a mystery has orphans solving crimes.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
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age 4+
Funny, antic story about pampered, misbehaving pup.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2015)
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age 3+
Masterful book about moving is emotionally powerful.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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age 4+
Imaginary pal has abandonment issues in fun, offbeat tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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age 4+
Toys calmly take in whatever happens in Zen-like tale.
By Kevin Henkes
(2015)
age 15+
Lurid violence and body count mount in grim, dark thriller.
By Lynn Weingarten
(2015)

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