Book Reviews

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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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age 3+
Touching, funny takedown of "finders, keepers" is a gem.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2015)

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