Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
age 11+
 
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
age 14+
 
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
age 11+
 
Moving memoir of boy Holocaust survivor on Schindler's list.
By Elisabeth B. Leyson, Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran
(2013)
age 6+
 
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
age 11+
 
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
age 8+
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
age 15+
 
Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
age 10+
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
age 14+
 
Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.
By Ransom Riggs
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)

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