Book Reviews

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)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(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)
age 14+
 
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
age 4+
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
age 4+
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 12+
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
age 12+
 
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Fast, fun trip with teen rock band manager, star boyfriend.
By Kevin Emerson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
age 4+
 
Wacky art helps make childlike song a great read for kids.
By Ylvis
(2013)

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