Book Reviews

age 13+
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 10+
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 12+
 
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
age 12+
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)

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