Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fast-paced, violent sequel has android on the run, in love.
By Debra Driza
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
age 12+
 
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)
age 14+
 
Rousing finish for dystopian super-soldier adventure.
By Amy Tintera
(2014)
age 14+
 
Strong nonviolence message in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Moira Young
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teen girl tries to stop killer in chilling fantasy thriller.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teens race to avert disaster in thrilling Visions finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Clever sci-fi thriller stresses do-it-yourself science.
By Walter Jury, Sarah E. Fine
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
age 4+
 
Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2013)
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age 13+
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)

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