Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has clichéd plot, characters.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Educational book about girl who learns she's intersex.
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By I.W. Gregorio
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(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
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
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By Kate Schatz
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
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By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
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By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
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By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
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By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Compelling tale of Pakistani-American forced into marriage.
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By Aisha Saeed
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)

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