Book Reviews

A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head Book Poster Image
age 9+
Page-turner of a mystery has orphans solving crimes.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
Carry On Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
The Power of Henry's Imagination Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
The Story of Diva and Flea Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful art befits charming friendship story set in Paris.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Book Poster Image
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
Mixed Me! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy embraces his uniqueness in exuberant identity tale.
By Taye Diggs
(2015)
The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
Naughty Mabel Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Funny, antic story about pampered, misbehaving pup.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2015)
Lenny & Lucy Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Masterful book about moving is emotionally powerful.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)

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