Book Reviews

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8
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Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
8
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Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
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By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
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By Richard Peck
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
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By Adam Kline
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
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By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
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By Erin Hunter
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
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By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
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By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)

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