Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 10+
 
Deep-thinking fantasy lovers will dive into this sequel.
By Aaron Starmer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 9+
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Tween pals, family curse, romance in sweet, dreamy tale.
By Alice Hoffman
(2015)
age 3+
 
Funny sci-fi take on the how-to-get-your-kid-to-bed story.
By Anna Staniszewski
(2015)
age 8+
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)
age 3+
 
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
age 4+
 
Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 11+
 
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)

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