Book Reviews

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Four kid-friendly stories for Potter fans; one gruesome one.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2008)
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10
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Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
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By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
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An unoriginal fantasy plot, but some good discussion points.
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By Lisa Williams Kline
(2008)
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Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
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By Paul Stewart
(2008)
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10
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Satisfying Japanese take on classic hero tale.
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By Nahako Uehashi
(1996)
AGE
10
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Exciting ocean fantasy adventure starts series.
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By Helen Dunmore
(2008)
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10
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Magical twins take on Paris in exciting sequel.
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By Michael Scott
(2008)
AGE
10
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Tale of rodent bravery has intense fight scenes.
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By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2007)
AGE
10
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Slow start to series about talking bears on quest.
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By Erin Hunter
(2008)
AGE
10
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Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
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10
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Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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10
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Thrilling epic for experienced fantasy readers.
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By Joanne Harris
(2008)
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10
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Evolution case in brief poems about the locals.
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By Jen Bryant
(2008)
AGE
10
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Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
AGE
10
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Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
AGE
10
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Brilliant marketing masks some weak content.
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By Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
(2007)
AGE
10
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Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
10
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Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming of age.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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10
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Severe look at war's impact better for older kids.
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By Alice Walker
(2007)
AGE
10
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More violent battles, less clever than the first.
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By Frank Beddor
(2007)

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