Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cinderella is spunky, resourceful in fresh space tale.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
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
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
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By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)

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