Book Reviews

Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
Confessions: The Private School Murders Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
The Naturals Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens vs. serial killer in implausible, confusing thriller.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2013)
The Killing Woods Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing Book Poster Image
age 10+
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
Fake ID Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
By Chris Rylander
(2014)
Exposure: Virals, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
The Secret Box Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Dear Killer Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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)
Aspen Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
Knightley & Son Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
Buzz Kill Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
The Recruit: CHERUB, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen spy series gets off to rousing start.
By Robert Muchamore
(2005)

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