Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Young dog discovers snow is fun in cute, relatable story.
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By Peter McCarty
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
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By Judy Schachner
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
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By Grace Lin
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
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By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
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By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)

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