Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 8+
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
age 8+
 
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Dallas Middaugh, Jeanne DuPrau
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
age 8+
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.
By M.T. Anderson
(2011)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 8+
 
Magical mystery about a boy, his dog, and an odd little man.
By Philippa Pearce
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Classic reprint full of wordplay and silly humor.
By James Thurber
(1950)
age 8+
 
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
age 8+
 
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
age 8+
 
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
age 8+
 
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
age 8+
 
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)

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