Book Reviews

age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)

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