Book Reviews

Cures for Heartbreak Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sad, witty, powerful read about a parent dying.
By Margo Rabb
(2007)
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Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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The Secret of the Painted House Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy, fun read draws kids in with ghostly chills.
By Marion Dane Bauer
(2007)
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Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Into the Woods Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
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The Worst Witch at School Book Poster Image
age 7+
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
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Piggie Pie Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Raucous read-aloud spooks some, enchants others.
By Margie Palatini
(1995)
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Stardust Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Book has more sex, less violence than the movie.
By Neil Gaiman
(1999)
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The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beloved, classic stories and poems in one volume.
By A. A. Milne
(1996)
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An Episode of Sparrows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
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Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens.
By Tamora Pierce
(2006)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Poster Image
age 12+
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
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Swordbird Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Child-author's debut will inspire kids.
By Nancy Yi Fan
(2006)
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Fablehaven: Fablehaven Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting but flawed fantasy series launch.
By Brandon Mull
(2006)
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Strays Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
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Life as We Knew It Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
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Fly by Night Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Clever but confusing story needs editing.
By Frances Hardinge
(2006)
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will gobble up this smart and silly tale.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2007)
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Mars Needs Moms! Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Martian message more for moms than kids.
By Berkeley Breathed
(2007)
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Lawn Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfect summer reading for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(2007)
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