Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
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By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
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By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
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By Melissa Kantor, Stella Lennon
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
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By Herman Parish
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
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By John Feinstein
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
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By Meg Cabot
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
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By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
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By Patrick Carman
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
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By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
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By Katie Finn
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
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By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
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By Lauren Child
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
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By Judy Blundell
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
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By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
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By Paul Stewart
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
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By Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan
(2008)

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