Book Reviews

age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 16+
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 10+
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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age 12+
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
age 14+
Quiet girl tangles with bad boy in light teen romance.
By Robin Constantine
(2013)
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
age 14+
Stunning story about girl living with wounded vet father.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2014)
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
age 14+
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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age 13+
Frankenstein's son takes road trip in clever horror fantasy.
By Jon Skovron
(2013)
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 12+
Action-packed sci-fi series reaches rousing conclusion.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
age 3+
Tiger lets loose his roar and finds joy in gorgeous book.
By Peter Brown
(2013)
age 3+
Deliciously funny read about one raccoon's quest for pizza.
By Adam Rubin
(2013)
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)

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