Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
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By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
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By Yann Martel
(2001)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
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By Jules Verne
(1996)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
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By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Two tentacled best friends in four fun short stories.
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By Tao Nyeu
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Little fish tries to outsmart big one in funny thief tale.
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By Jon Klassen
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
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By Rick Riordan
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
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By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
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By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
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By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sea creature facts add to the fun in this adventure.
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By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle, lyrical glimpse of a boy waiting to spot a whale.
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By Julie Fogliano
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Shadow and Bone sequel steps up love triangle.
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By Leigh Bardugo
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
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By Mo Willems
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
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By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)

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