Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Engrossing fantasy has high seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 9+
 
Creepy school holds kids captive in dark, funny fantasy.
By Obert Skye
(2015)
age 9+
 
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
age 9+
 
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
age 9+
 
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
age 9+
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(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)
age 9+
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 9+
 
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
 
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
age 9+
 
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
age 9+
 
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Fun, exciting twist on the King Arthur legend.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2014)
age 9+
 
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible anti-hero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
age 9+
 
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)

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