Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
age 4+
 
Lively, poetic takes on different birds' nesting habits.
By Jennifer Ward
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Witty repartee boosts Southern belle-turned-superhero tale.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2014)
age 4+
 
Spirited princess saves self in girl-power classic.
By Robert Munsch
(1980)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
 
Exciting fantasty adventure with a splash of steampunk.
By Jaleigh Johnson
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Solid fantasy whodunit has lots of intrigue and magic.
By Leah Cypess
(2014)
age 12+
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
age 14+
 
Intriguing fantasy mixes modern-world dragons and politics.
By E. K. Johnston
(2014)
age 14+
 
Trilogy finale regains energy for satisfying conclusion.
By Veronica Rossi
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
age 12+
 
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
age 7+
 
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)

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