Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
age 15+
 
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
age 3+
 
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Boy ninja uses skills to get milk and cookies.
By Arree Chung
(2014)
age 12+
 
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)

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