Book Reviews

Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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Rogue Knight: Five Kingdoms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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TodHunter Moon, Book 1: PathFinder Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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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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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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