Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
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By Angelica Banks
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
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By Roz Chast
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
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By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
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By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
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By E.S. Farber
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
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By Alan Snow
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
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By Mike Austin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
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By S. E. Grove
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
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By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Imaginative tale of inventing alphabet fosters creativity.
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By William Joyce
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
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By Christopher Healy
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
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By Antony John
(2013)

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