Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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age 15+
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
age 10+
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
age 12+
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 11+
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 13+
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
age 10+
 
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
age 14+
 
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)

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