Book Reviews

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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We Were Liars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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The 39 Clues Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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The Name of This Book Is Secret Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
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The Hidden Staircase: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
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Half-Moon Investigations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
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