Book Reviews

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
Continue reading
A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
Continue reading
Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
Continue reading
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
Continue reading
Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
Continue reading
Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
Continue reading
Refugee Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
Continue reading
Skellig Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
Continue reading
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
Continue reading
The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
Continue reading
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
Continue reading
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
Continue reading
Watership Down Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
By Richard Adams
(1972)
Continue reading
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Poster Image
age 12+
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
Continue reading
Catching Fire: The Hunger Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
Continue reading
Leviathan Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
Continue reading
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting, expertly crafted novel shows utopia's flaws.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
Continue reading
The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
Continue reading
Ender's Game Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
Continue reading
The Two Towers Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
Continue reading

Pages