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 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(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 9+
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
age 13+
 
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 14+
 
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 14+
 
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
By Sara Shepard
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
age 11+
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
age 8+
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)

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