Book Reviews

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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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age 14+
Predictable but engaging high school romance.
By Emma Mills
(2015)
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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age 13+
Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(2015)
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)

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