Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
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By Danielle Paige
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
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By Angelica Banks
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
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By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
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By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
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By Emma Thompson
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
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By Molly Idle
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
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By Alison McGhee
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2014)

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