Book Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(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+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 4+
Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.
By David Cadji-Newby
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
age 4+
Neighbors come together in lively urban Christmas tale.
By Sonia Manzano
(2015)

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