Book Reviews

AGE
13
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Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
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By Mac Barnett
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
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By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
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By Emma Thompson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
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By Cathy Camper
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet bilingual tale of Latino Christmas Eve traditions.
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By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
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By Jen Bryant
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle adventure about going wherever the wind takes you.
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By Philip C. Stead
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
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By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
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By Marla Frazee
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
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By Judy Schachner
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)

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