Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted, mild fantasy is giant tween fun.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild, bland, confusing, amateurish fantasy.
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By Nick Ruth
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
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By Graeme Base
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
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By Mary Matthews
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Child-author's debut will inspire kids.
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By Nancy Yi Fan
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular book/film hybrid has lots of heart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
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By Hugh Lupton
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming fish-out-of-water baseball story.
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By Ken Roberts
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
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By Sid Fleischman
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Caldecott Honor is about the art, not the ABCs.
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By David McLimans
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun page-turner weaves in some ruby slipper magic.
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By Elise Primavera
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
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By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
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By Madonna
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Pirate thrills may be too much for some kids.
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By John Matthews
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild but enjoyable fantasy good for middle grades.
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By Jenny Nimmo
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever retelling of a legend, from the cat's POV.
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By Alan Armstrong
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Foster child wishes for a family for Christmas.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
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By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Classic Narnia chronicle has Christian themes.
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By C.S. Lewis
(2005)

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