Book Reviews

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age 4+
 
Makes looking at bugs look exciting, gets kids outdoors.
By Angela DiTerlizzi
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Adorable shelter dog learns house rules in charming story.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
By Kass Morgan
(2013)
age 14+
 
Smart postapocalyptic tale reaches rousing conclusion.
By Dan Wells
(2014)
age 14+
 
Trilogy finale regains energy for satisfying conclusion.
By Veronica Rossi
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
age 7+
 
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 13+
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
age 14+
 
Horror-heavy sequel adds Jekyll and Hyde homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2014)
age 4+
 
Funny story offers gentle lessons about organic farming.
By Judy Sierra
(2014)
age 14+
 
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Girl learns meaning of Valentine's Day in funny fox tale.
By Emma Dodd
(2013)
age 13+
 
Series stays exciting with hacker heroine, daring rescues.
By Marissa Meyer
(2014)
age 4+
 
Five princesses break free in fun, empowering tale.
By Smiljana Coh
(2013)
age 12+
 
Sci-fi sequel spends too much time in familiar territory.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2014)
age 9+
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
age 12+
 
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)

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