Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 9+
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
age 9+
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
age 9+
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
age 9+
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
age 9+
 
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
By Ian Baucom
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
age 9+
 
Romantic tale blends fantasy, reality, family mystery.
By Sharon Creech
(2012)
age 9+
 
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)