Book Reviews

Hannah's Winter Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moody, complex Japanese fantasy blends reality and mystery.
By Kierin Meehan
(2009)
Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
Treasure Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
Notes from the Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle charmer of boy redeemed by cancer patient.
By Gary Paulsen
(2009)
The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Third book in mythological mashup series still excites.
By Michael Scott
(2009)
Anything But Typical Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 10+
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
Don Quixote Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
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 Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lavish handbook introduces Greek characters and myths.
By Lady Hestia Evans, Dugald A. Steer, Clint Twist
(2009)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
Lyonesse, Book 1: The Well Between the Worlds Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant, exciting industrial/Arthurian mashup.
By Sam Llewellyn
(2009)
100 Cupboards: The 100 Cupboards, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant idea. Flawed execution. Exciting anyway.
By N. D. Wilson
(2007)
Tales from Outer Suburbia Book Poster Image
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Book Poster Image
age 10+
Women pilots fight for a chance to go to the moon.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2009)
Scat Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
The Last of the High Kings Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel wanders but ultimately satisfies.
By Kate Thompson
(2008)
Return to Sender Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
Monster Hunters: Nightmare Academy: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Familiar and predictable but lots of fun.
By Dean Lorey
(2008)
The Final Warning: Maximum Ride: The Protectors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(2008)

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