Book Reviews

Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Wrath of the Storm:  Mark of the Thief, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy finale has magic, action, and a kiss.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2017)
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Secret Origins: Story Thieves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comic-book shenanigans, big issues in zany sequel.
By James Riley
(2017)
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The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess tries to get a break in fun, action-packed volume.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade: The Last Kids on Earth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel plays doomsday for laughs.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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Impyrium Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship, kindness sweeten vibrant retelling of folktale.
By Elisa Kleven
(2016)
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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Ghostly Echoes:  A Jackaby Novel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrills, chills, ghosts, and a vampire in haunting mystery.
By William Ritter
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat Book Poster Image
age 4+
Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.
By Nick Bruel
(2016)
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.
By Kerri Maniscalco
(2016)
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