Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
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By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
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By Michael Hall
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
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By Nick Bruel
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
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By Laurie McKay
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
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By Christa Pierce
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
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By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
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By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
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By Diane Stanley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
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By Nina Nolan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
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By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
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By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
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By Ann Turner
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
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By Jennifer Niven
(2015)

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