Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 8+
 
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 8+
 
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
age 8+
 
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
age 8+
 
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
age 8+
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
age 8+
 
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Dallas Middaugh, Jeanne DuPrau
(2012)
age 8+
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
 
Well-intentioned tale of floating boy celebrates diversity.
By John Boyne
(2013)
age 8+
 
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
age 8+
 
Intriguing tale of fate, connections, and recipes.
By Lisa Graff
(2013)

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