Book Reviews

The Book of Three Book Poster Image
age 10+
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
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Redwall: Redwall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale promotes peace in the face of war.
By Brian Jacques
(1986)
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Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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Holes Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Book Poster Image
age 10+
A vivid picture of Perry's historic mission.
By Rhoda Blumberg
(1985)
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The Wish in the Bottle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Folkloric tale founders under weight of nostalgia.
By Morna MacLeod
(1997)
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Counting on Grace Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, fact-based story of child labor.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
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View from the Cherry Tree Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Things Hoped For Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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Endymion Spring Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fuzzy but intermittently exciting mystery.
By Matthew Skelton
(2006)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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The Wee Free Men Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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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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Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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I, Coriander Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fairy tale with history, romance, for 10 up.
By Sally Gardner
(2006)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Criss Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
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Gifts Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Slow but rich book of fantasy, feuds for tweens.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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