Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
age 3+
 
Funny sci-fi take on the how-to-get-your-kid-to-bed story.
By Anna Staniszewski
(2015)
age 9+
 
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 13+
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 8+
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
age 10+
 
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
age 3+
 
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fast-paced, violent sequel has android on the run, in love.
By Debra Driza
(2014)

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