Book Reviews

age 12+
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)

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