Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartwarming holiday fluff for teens.
By Hailey Abbott, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nina Malkin
(2006)
age 6+
Merlin mission fantasy teaches as it entertains.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(2006)
age 9+
The surprisingly dry secrets of wizardry.
By Dugald A. Steer
(2006)
age 15+
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
By Sara Shepard
(2006)
age 12+
Tween book is S for superficial, C for catty.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
age 10+
Fifth in series is less edgy, but still exciting.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
age 7+
Mediocre story with brilliant marketing.
By Michael Stadther
(2006)
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age 12+
Well-wrought fantasy explores pacifism, violence.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
age 3+
Latifah's playful rap encourages confidence.
By Queen Latifah
(2006)
age 6+
Artistic alphabet search is clever but tricky.
By John Nickle
(2006)
age 9+
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
age 9+
Dino-mite satire is a quick, funny tween read.
By Mordecai Richler
(2004)
age 4+
Fanciful images send a refreshing message.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2006)
age 4+
Growing up is a challenge ... but fun, too!
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2004)
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 8+
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
By Madonna
(2006)
age 12+
More girl self-discovery in teen series' third.
By Ann Brashares
(2005)
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age 9+
Chilling, moving time-traveling ghost tale.
By Edward Bloor
(2006)

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