Book Reviews

Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
Pieces and Players Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive Book Poster Image
age 10+
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)
Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
Evil Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
All the Answers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
The Third Twin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
The Secret Cipher: The Secret Box Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
Vanishing Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
Greenglass House Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
The Copernicus Legacy, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)

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