Book Reviews

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age 16+
 
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
age 5+
 
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2009)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 9+
 
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
age 14+
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
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age 12+
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
age 16+
 
Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
age 10+
 
Action-packed skate adventure good for reluctant readers.
By M. Zachary Sherman
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.
By Tim Green
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
age 12+
 
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
age 5+
 
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)

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