Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
By Ian Baucom
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
age 9+
 
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
age 9+
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Siblings search for artifacts, parents in fun series start.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 9+
 
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
age 9+
 
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
age 9+
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
age 9+
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
age 9+
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
age 9+
 
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
age 9+
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
age 9+
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)

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