Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
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By Lois Duncan
(1981)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A unique and truly suspenseful story.
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By Joan Lowery Nixon
(1983)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
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By Blue Balliett
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever kids save historic house in tepid sequel.
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By Blue Balliett
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historical details add depth to gripping mystery.
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By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
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By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
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By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, high-stakes contest of puzzles.
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By Jody Feldman
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
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By Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
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By Meg Cabot
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
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By Sara Shepard
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)