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)
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age 14+
Predictable but engaging high school romance.
By Emma Mills
(2015)
age 3+
A perfect charmer of a bedtime book; the real deal.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2015)
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
age 4+
Jack Frost origin story is reassuring but confusing.
By William Joyce
(2015)
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age 13+
Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(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 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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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 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)

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