Book Reviews

Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
Challenger Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
Wait Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
Worm Loves Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)

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