Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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age 3+
 
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
age 5+
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 3+
 
Funny sci-fi take on the how-to-get-your-kid-to-bed story.
By Anna Staniszewski
(2015)
age 3+
 
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Girl looks for returning bird in cute, informative tale.
By Anne Rockwell
(1989)
age 9+
 
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
age 8+
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 8+
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 3+
 
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fast-paced, violent sequel has android on the run, in love.
By Debra Driza
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)

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