Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.
By Ryan Graudin
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
age 15+
 
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 14+
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
age 10+
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 10+
 
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
age 14+
 
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)

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