Book Reviews

age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(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 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(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
(2013)
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)

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