Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
age 10+
 
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
age 10+
 
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
age 10+
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 10+
 
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
age 10+
 
Another Lupica sensitive dad/son sports story.
By Mike Lupica
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
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age 10+
 
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
age 10+
 
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
age 10+
 
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
age 10+
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
age 10+
 
Stock story and characters, but still gripping.
By D. J. MacHale
(2006)
age 10+
 
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
age 10+
 
The epic saga continues -- and improves.
By Christopher Paolini
(2005)
age 10+
 
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)

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