Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 14+
 
Captivating tale of girls sold to elite women as surrogates.
By Amy Ewing
(2014)
age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Kids' quest for missing parents goes to Egypt in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 13+
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
age 3+
 
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
By Adi Alsaid
(2014)
age 10+
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 6+
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 13+
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)

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