Book Reviews

age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 13+
Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.
By Emily Henry
(2016)
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
age 3+
Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)

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