Book Reviews

The Blood Guard [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Action-driven fantasy finds focus as it goes.
By Carter Roy
(2014)
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Baseball Is... [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 7+
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
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Why We Took the Car [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
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Better Off Friends [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for tweens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
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Divided We Fall, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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Darius & Twig [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
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From Norvelt to Nowhere [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Boxers & Saints [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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National Velvet [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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Samurai Summer [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
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Llama Llama and the Bully Goat [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
School bully tale great for showing kids how to respond.
By Anna Dewdney
(2013)
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Ink [node:content-type] Poster Image
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Ink
age 14+
Japanese setting, mythology more intriguing than characters.
By Amanda Sun
(2013)
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Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Dogs work and play hard in fun read-aloud.
By James Horvath
(2013)
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123 Versus ABC [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
For number or letter fans, this adds up to a fun read.
By Mike Boldt
(2013)
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The Testing, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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Bats at the Ballgame [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting, feel-good baseball tale with a batty twist.
By Brian Lies
(2010)
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