Book Reviews

Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
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Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Poster Image
age 6+
Classic morality tale is wildly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1964)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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The Phantom Tollbooth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
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Goosebumps Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.
By R. L. Stine
(2003)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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The Magician's Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, inspirational story perfect for reading aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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