Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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
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
9
QUALITY
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
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By E. Lockhart
(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)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
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By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
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By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
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By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.
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By Kate Brian
(2013)

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