Book Reviews

age 8+
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
age 8+
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
age 8+
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
age 8+
Light magic, real emotion in tale of quirky family.
By Erin Soderberg
(2013)
age 8+
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
age 8+
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)

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