Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
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By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
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By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
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By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
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By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
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By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
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By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
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By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
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By Salla Simukka
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
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By Julie Berry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
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By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
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By Robin Stevens
(2015)