Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
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By Robin Stevens
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
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By Peter Sis
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
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By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
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By Anne Blankman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
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By E.D. Baker
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
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By Kate Schatz
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
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By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)

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