Book Reviews

age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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age 4+
Crazy-silly robot tale activates blasts of robo-mayhem.
By Adam Rubin
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
age 14+
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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age 12+
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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age 13+
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
By Julia Durango
(2015)
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 13+
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)

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