Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
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By Chris Rylander
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
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By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Baby says first word in sweet, amusing book.
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By Lindsay Ward
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable tale.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
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By Lisa McMann
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
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By Michael Hall
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
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By Christa Pierce
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
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By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Young dog discovers snow is fun in cute, relatable story.
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By Peter McCarty
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
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By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)

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