Book Reviews

P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
Going Over Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
The Boundless Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
The Hangman's Revolution: W.A.R.P., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
Something Strange and Ever After: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
West of the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
By Margi Preus
(2014)
The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)

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