Book Reviews

AGE
10
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Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Unique counting book has simple art, playful text and story.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2015)
AGE
12
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Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
8
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Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
4
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Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
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By Roz Chast
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
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By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
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By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
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By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
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By Molly Idle
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(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
 
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
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By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Boy ninja uses skills to get milk and cookies.
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By Arree Chung
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
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By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Imaginative tale of inventing alphabet fosters creativity.
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By William Joyce
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
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By Sally Green
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
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By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
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By Tim Green
(2014)

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