Book Reviews

age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
age 4+
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
(2015)
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 3+
A perfect charmer of a bedtime book; the real deal.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2015)
age 4+
Jack Frost origin story is reassuring but confusing.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
age 10+
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 3+
Cinderella is spunky, resourceful in fresh space tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
age 10+
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 4+
Fun birthday tale for preschool truck lovers.
By Candace Fleming
(2015)
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)

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