Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sharp satire mixes girl-power themes with violence, sex.
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By Libba Bray
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
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By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
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By Homer
(1998)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
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By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
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By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
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By Jason Shiga
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
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By David Almond
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
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By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
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By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Action-adventure read for gamers with a Jurassic twist.
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By Steve Cole
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Still one of the greatest American novels.
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By Mark Twain
(1885)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Real hero of this sweet tale is the retro comic book art.
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By Katie Van Camp
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
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By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brief, action-packed prequel to popular series.
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By Philip Pullman
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
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By Wendy Orr
(2001)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
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By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Author's last is a rousing, delightful adventure.
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By Lloyd Alexander
(2007)

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