Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
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By Christopher Healy
(2013)
AGE
14
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Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
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By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
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By Keith McGowan
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
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By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
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By Brian Floca
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
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By Jacky Davis
(2008)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
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By Jacky Davis
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
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By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
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By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
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By Betty Smith
(1943)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Inspiring memoir of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
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By Carol Goodman
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Ladybug Girl tackles snow play in fun, imaginative tale.
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By Jacky Davis
(2013)

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