Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
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By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
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By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)

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