Book Reviews

The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
Mockingbird Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
The Schwa Was Here Book Poster Image
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
Million-Dollar Throw Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another Lupica sensitive dad/son sports story.
By Mike Lupica
(2009)
Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
The Quest Begins: Seekers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start to series about talking bears on quest.
By Erin Hunter
(2008)
Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
Hoot Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
Half-Moon Investigations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
The Merchant of Death: The Pendragon Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Stock story and characters, but still gripping.
By D. J. MacHale
(2006)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
The epic saga continues -- and improves.
By Christopher Paolini
(2005)

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