Book Reviews

age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
age 8+
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)

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