Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
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By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
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By Julie Berry
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
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By Sara Shepard
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
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By Salla Simukka
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
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By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
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By E. Lockhart
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
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By Marcia Wells
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
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By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)

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