Book Reviews

age 7+
 
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
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age 4+
 
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
age 9+
 
Absorbing tale of a very talented cricket.
By George Selden
(1960)
age 6+
 
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
age 9+
 
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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age 10+
 
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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age 3+
 
Real hero of this sweet tale is the retro comic book art.
By Katie Van Camp
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
age 6+
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
By Jason Shiga
(2010)
age 3+
 
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
By David Almond
(2010)
age 12+
 
Summer adventure teen boys and parents will both love.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
age 11+
 
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
age 10+
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Exciting frontier adventure with steampunk fantasy twist.
By Matthew J. Kirby
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Sharp satire mixes girl-power themes with violence, sex.
By Libba Bray
(2011)

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