Book Reviews

Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
Asylum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
Falcon in the Glass Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.
By Susan Dennard
(2013)
The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
Gandhi: A March to the Sea Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
Hammer of Witches Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
P.S. Be Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)

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