Book Reviews

age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
age 9+
Engrossing fantasy has high-seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 9+
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
age 8+
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
age 10+
Magical animal-afterlife adventures of a girl and her mouse.
By Tone Almhiell
(2013)
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age 12+
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
age 8+
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)

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