Book Reviews

The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
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Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny look at overcoming first-day-of-school jitters.
By Ylleya Fields
(2014)
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Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful responsibility tale avoids princess stereotypes.
By Ylleya Fields
(2013)
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Stampy's Lovely Book Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cheery but slight; best for Minecraft star's young fans.
By Joseph Garrett
(2016)
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The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
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Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
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Mystery of the Map: Poptropica, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nonstop action propels website spin-off.
By Jack Chabert
(2016)
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Spaced Out: Moon Base Alpha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Science-packed mystery set on moon explores human nature.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lost boy has postgame adventure in magical baseball tale.
By Phil Bildner
(2016)
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The Prisoner of Cell 25: Michael Vey, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful tale of superpowered teens has a spark of wit.
By Richard Paul Evans
(2011)
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Love & Gelato Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen grapples with grief and first love in charming romance.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2016)
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Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling, time-traveling Old West fantasy adventure.
By N. D. Wilson
(2016)
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Ollie's Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Illustrated stolen-toy tale has heart and scary scenes.
By William Joyce
(2016)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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