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Give the Best Books! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Executive Editor Book Buzz, Gift Suggestions

Compass Book Ratings is back with our annual recommendations for your 2015 gift giving!  We have to admit that some of the categories were tough to fill this year, but there are some gems! Here are some of our favorite reads from 2015 broken down by demographic group.  As always we not only picked great reads, but some that are relatively low in content for their demographic group.  (That way you won’t have to worry about shocking Aunt Margaret!) Happy gifting and happy reading!

Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Boys (Ages 9-12)


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Book Review: Lincoln’s Spymaster
Book Review: The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven
Book Review: Fires of Invention
Book Review: I Survived the Joplin Tornado
Book Review: Masterminds
Book Review: A Long Walk to Water
Book Review: Pieces and Players
Book Review: Last of the Sandwalkers

Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Girls (Ages 9-12)


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Book Review: Upside Down Magic
Book Review: A Night Divided
Book Review: Grounded:  The Adventures of Rapunzel
Book Review: The War That Saved My Life
Book Review: Extraordinary
Book Review: Chasing Secrets
Book Review: The Imaginary
Book Review: The Lightning Queen

Young Adult Recommendations for Boys (Ages 12-18)


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Book Review: Overturning Wrongful Convictions
Book Review: Invasion
Book Review: Secrets of Neverak
Book Review: Death Coming Up the Hill
Book Review: Firefight
Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Book Review: Spare Parts
Book Review: Kalahari 

Young Adult Recommendations for Girls (Ages 12-18)


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Book Review: It’s a Wonderful Death
Book Review: Rebel Mechanics:  All’s Fair in Love and Revolution
Book Review: Storm Siren
Book Review: All Fall Down
Book Review: Inherit Midnight
Book Review: The Revelation of Louisa May
Book Review: Love, Lucas
Book Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying

Adult Fiction Recommendations (Ages 18+)


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Book Review: A Heart Revealed
Book Review: From the Start
Book Review: First Frost
Book Review: Girl Waits With Gun
Book Review: Back When We Were Grownups
Book Review: Always the Baker, Never the Bride
Book Review: A Generation Rising
Book Review: Whistling Past the Graveyard 

Adult Non-Fiction Recommendations (Ages 18+)



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Book Review: The Perfect Mile
Book Review: Dead Wake
Book Review: The Smartest Kids in the World
Book Review: Seams Unlikely
Book Review: Better Than Before
Book Review: The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle
Book Review: Upstairs at the White House
Book Review: Mindfulness for Teachers

Still stumped and need more suggestions?  See our previous years’ recommendations for gifts and our summer reading guides.  Both places are a good place to check for ideas, too.

2014 Gift Suggestions

2013 Gift Suggestions

2012 Gift Suggestions

2015 YA Summer Reading Suggestions

2015 MG Summer Reading Suggestions

2014 YA Summer Reading Suggestions

2014 MG Summer Reading Suggestions

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