Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 3+
 
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 9+
 
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
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age 3+
 
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
age 4+
 
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
age 6+
 
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Big brother finds special role in funny new-sibling book.
By Stephanie Watson
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Tender, moving story about boy and mom dealing with loss.
By Jessixa Bagley
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
age 7+
 
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
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age 6+
 
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 10+
 
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)
age 13+
 
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)

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