Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Two words tell whole story in fun take on joy of reading.
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By Jeff Mack
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
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By Jacob Grey
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.
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By Courtney Summers
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Deep-thinking fantasy lovers will dive into this sequel.
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By Aaron Starmer
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tween pals, family curse, romance in sweet, dreamy tale.
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By Alice Hoffman
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Funny sci-fi take on the how-to-get-your-kid-to-bed story.
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By Anna Staniszewski
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
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By Jeff Miller
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
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By Kate Schatz
(2015)

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