Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
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By Sally Green
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
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By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Unique counting book has simple art, playful text and story.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gainther girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
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By Obert Skye
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
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By J.A. White
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)

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