Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
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By William Joyce
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
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Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
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By Sara Shepard
(2014)
AGE
12
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A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
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By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
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By William Alexander
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
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By Alison McGhee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
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By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
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By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful paranormal romance pulls off parallel plots.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
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By Denys Cazet
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
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By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
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By Shannon Hale
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
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By Annie Barrows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
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By Sherry Thomas
(2014)

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