Book Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
10
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This fantasy has everything going for it: a fearless heroine, a scary forest, angry ghosts, and plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning. 
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By Heather Mackey
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world. 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Susan Cooper's profound historical novel paints an unflinching portrait of everyday life in colonial America and moves readers with the grace and dignity of her prose and characters.
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By Susan Cooper
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A gripping graphic-novel biography of an African-American cowboy, sharpshooter, and trailblazer.
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By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
By following a father-daughter relationship, this book may have special appeal for a child whose parent has been away.
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By Lois Lowry
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boys will be boys? This book explores what happens when kids don't fit neatly into prescribed gender roles.
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By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
When Adam's dad goes missing, adventure takes over in the form of a dinosaur. Gripping action keeps the pages turning.
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By Steve Cole
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
This lyrical masterpiece entertains young readers with a loving tale about a boy's concern for a lonely cow.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Students turn the tables on an evil teacher, proving that even "dunderheads" can get ahead.
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By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Catch up on the second book in this fantasy adventure of magic, mythical creatures, and Machiavelli.
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By Michael Scott
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids too young for Harry Potter will enjoy the misadventures of an accident-prone but well-meaning young witch.
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By Jill Murphy
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Every child's favorite fantasy -- that their toys come to life -- is the force behind this action-packed read-aloud.
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By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)