Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
age 8+
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
By Denys Cazet
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
age 8+
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
By Shannon Hale
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
age 12+
 
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(2014)
age 9+
 
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 13+
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
age 3+
 
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 8+
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 6+
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
age 7+
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Bats celebrate the end of hibernation with live music.
By Brian Lies
(2014)

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