Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
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By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Two words tell whole story in fun take on joy of reading.
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By Jeff Mack
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.
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By Courtney Summers
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Deep-thinking fantasy lovers will dive into this sequel.
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By Aaron Starmer
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
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By Jeff Miller
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
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By Marie Lu
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
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By J.A. White
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
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By Danielle Paige
(2015)

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