Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
age 9+
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
age 10+
 
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Manga, art, and life lessons in topnotch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 7+
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 14+
 
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
age 13+
 
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)

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