Book Reviews

The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
Otis Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
By Loren Long
(2009)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
Freckleface Strawberry Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2007)
And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
Crafty Chloe Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Charming celebration of homemade gifts from the heart.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2012)
Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
Kill Switch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
Theodore Boone: The Accused Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
Chloe Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming story of bunny who gets sibs to play, not watch TV.
By Peter McCarty
(2012)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
Marco Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bird's first day at human school is good, silly fun.
By Roz Chast
(2012)
Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
The Edge of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
The Insomniacs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great bedtime read about family that's up all night.
By Karina Wolf
(2012)

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