Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
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By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
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By Laurie McKay
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
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By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
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By Jacqueline West
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
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By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical animal-afterlife adventures of a girl and her mouse.
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By Tone Almhiell
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
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By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
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By Richard Peck
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
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By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
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By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
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By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
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By Adam Kline
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
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By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
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By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
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By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)

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