Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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age 3+
 
Dinosaur learns tea party manners in clever, funny story.
By Molly Idle
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gorgeous illustrations buoy book about bears and teamwork.
By David Soman
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cheery portrait of a fun day with Daddy.
By Anna Dewdney
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teens race to avert disaster in thrilling Visions finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 14+
 
Strong nonviolence message in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Moira Young
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
age 15+
 
Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
age 13+
 
Post-apocalyptic thriller sequel ups the action, tension.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2013)
age 10+
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 10+
 
Imaginative retelling puts feisty girl at center of classic.
By Jessica Lawson
(2014)
age 13+
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)

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