Book Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
Mary Poppins Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful tale of nanny who brings order, magic to family.
By P.L. Travers
(1934)
A Snicker of Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
The Castle Behind Thorns Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
Babe the Gallant Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
The Magician's Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, inspirational story perfect for reading aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
The Great Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
The Carpet People Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
Hunted: Spirit Animals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Multiplatform series about magical beasts stays exciting.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Book Poster Image
age 8+
Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)

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