Book Reviews

North to Freedom Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
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Holes Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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The Pirate Cruncher Book Poster Image
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 12+
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True Book Poster Image
age 6+
Perfect "knightly" read-aloud for younger children.
By Gerald Morris
(2011)
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The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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The Iliad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gods and men manipulate war in exciting, gory epic.
By Homer
(2004)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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On the Road Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Poetic, ecstatic, debauched novel that changed literature.
By Jack Kerouac
(1957)
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The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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