Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 8+
 
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
age 8+
 
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
age 8+
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)

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