Book Reviews

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
By Michael Chabon
(2011)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book Poster Image
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
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The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum Book Poster Image
age 4+
Wistful fantasy weaves a mesmerizing spell.
By Kate Bernheimer
(2008)
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Tender Morsels Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
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The Heavens Rise Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
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In the Night Kitchen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
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Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures With the Family Lazardo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Pet dino makes subtle humor for K and up.
By William Joyce
(1995)
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Crictor Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
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Mummies in the Morning: Magic Tree House, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting time travel to Egypt.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1993)
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Dinosaurs Before Dark: Magic Tree House, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mild time-travel adventure.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Knight at Dawn: Magic Tree House, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Predictable -- choose other books in this series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1993)
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The Blessed Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Extremely violent religious fantasy from ghostgirl author.
By Tonya Hurley
(2012)
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Pretty Dead Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Pretty graphic and explicit for a teen vampire read.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2009)
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