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 12+
 
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(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 15+
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
age 10+
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
age 12+
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 13+
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 10+
 
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
age 14+
 
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
age 9+
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
age 16+
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)

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