Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Great idea, weak execution for upper elementary.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2006)
age 4+
 
Delightful bats' night out for pre-K and up.
By Brian Lies
(2006)
age 5+
 
Word-loving boy spreads the wealth. K-4.
By Roni Schotter
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Boys create a golem in this odd but provoking book.
By David Almond
(2006)
age 6+
 
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Wooden boy seeks family in sprawling adventure.
By Cat Weatherill
(2006)
age 4+
 
Precocious pig Olivia lights up 4th of July.
By Ian Falconer
(2006)
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age 3+
 
Movie retread will only interest Cars fans.
By Apple Jordan
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Pirate thrills may be too much for some kids.
By John Matthews
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
age 10+
 
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
age 11+
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 10+
 
Puberty isn't for wimps -- tweens and up.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
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age 7+
 
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
age 8+
 
Mild but enjoyable fantasy good for middle grades.
By Jenny Nimmo
(2006)
age 4+
 
Zany picture book for pre-K and big kids, too!
By Rob Scotton
(2006)
age 6+
 
Gorgeous classic in flawed new translation.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
age 15+
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
age 11+
 
Slow but intriguing start to fantasy series.
By William Nicholson
(2006)
age 9+
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)

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