Book Reviews

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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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age 8+
 
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
age 10+
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
age 9+
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
age 12+
 
New setting, twists add intrigue to violent superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 10+
 
Nonstop superhero action with diverse heroes and villains.
By Stan Lee, Stuart Moore
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
age 9+
 
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 4+
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)

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