Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Entertaining space-travel adventure fine for young teens.
By Amy Rose Capetta
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
age 8+
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
age 9+
 
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 4+
 
More absurdist fun with raining food, this time on Mars.
By Judi Barrett
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Quirky tale-within-a-tale overflows with fun details.
By Mini Grey
(2013)
age 15+
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Confusing tale of aliens and government conspiracies.
By Margaret Stohl
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Super-intense, apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
age 13+
 
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 7+
 
Sequel has even more awesome bravery and action.
By Ben Hatke
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 4+
 
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
age 10+
 
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)

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