Book Reviews

Into the Dim Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Girl visits 12th-century England in clever time-travel tale.
By Janet B. Taylor
(2016)
Rebel of the Sands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2016)
The Girl from Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romantic adventure features time-traveling pirates.
By Heidi Heilig
(2016)
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde Book Poster Image
age 5+
Kids will devour fun tale of monstrously hungry rabbits.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
Thanks for the Trouble Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing romance with fantasy twist; great for guys, gals.
By Tommy Wallach
(2016)
The Dead Bird Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Classic about kids burying bird gets vibrant new art.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2016)
Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)
Astrotwins -- Project Rescue: Astrotwins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real science, wild plot likely to thrill avid space buffs.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2016)
Lumberjanes, Vol 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky, action-packed camp adventures promote girl power.
By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters
(2015)
Shade Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Hard-edged Hollywood whodunit has sex, drugs, violence.
By Jennifer Brown
(2016)
Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
Unbecoming Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Family secrets, mature themes in thoughtful drama.
By Jenny Downham
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
The Imposter Queen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)

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