Book Reviews

The Secret Garden Book Poster Image
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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The Enchanted Castle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Though dated, this still casts a potent spell.
By E. Nesbit
(1907)
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A Wizard Abroad Book Poster Image
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age 11+
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
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The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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Wintersmith: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy's sensible witch entices Winter.
By Terry Pratchett
(2006)
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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Seeker: Noble Warriors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Slow but intriguing start to fantasy series.
By William Nicholson
(2006)
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Princess Ben Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Bewitching tale with a refreshingly real heroine.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
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Inkdeath: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Trilogy conclusion satisfies; not as dark as previous book.
By Cornelia Funke
(2008)
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Nation Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Philosophical survival story with a bit of humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2008)
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Bones of Faerie Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
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Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan Book Poster Image
age 11+
1st in popular series has positive characters, some battles.
By John Flanagan
(2006)
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Dreamdark Series Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Exciting faerie series with a fantastic tomboy heroine.
By Laini Taylor
(2007)
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The Necromancer: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Popular fantasy series has lots of plots to keep track of.
By Michael Scott
(2010)
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