Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
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By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
A fresh and funny take on new baby in the house.
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By Ame Dyckman
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
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By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
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By Lisa McMann
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
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By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
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By Christa Pierce
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
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By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
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By Nina Nolan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
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By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
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By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
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By Ann Turner
(2015)

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