Book Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 12+
Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 4+
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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age 12+
Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)
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age 12+
Solid standalone fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore.
By Richelle Mead
(2015)

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