Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 12+
 
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)
age 13+
 
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.
By Ernest Cline
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 14+
 
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps one guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)

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