Book Reviews

The BFG Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl befriends goodhearted giant in funny fantasy.
By Roald Dahl
(2006)
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Artemis Fowl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in exciting fantasy saga.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling fourth Percy Jackson sets war in motion.
By Rick Riordan
(2008)
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The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More excitement at the Percy Jackson series midpoint.
By Rick Riordan
(2007)
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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting myth-based series continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2006)
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The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tale of boy raised by ghosts is both creepy and warmhearted.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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Inkheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Poster Image
age 9+
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(2000)
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The Eternity Code: Artemis Fowl, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
High-action page-turner sequel a great summer read.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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