Book Reviews

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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
age 5+
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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age 12+
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 12+
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 8+
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 14+
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
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age 4+
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
age 11+
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
age 10+
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)

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