Book Reviews

Nim's Island Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
The Gardener Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A tale of hope to treasure.
By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
The Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
North to Freedom Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
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)
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
Coretta Scott Book Poster Image
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
The Negro Speaks of Rivers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
The Pirate Cruncher Book Poster Image
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
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)
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Book Poster Image
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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)
Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True Book Poster Image
age 6+
Perfect "knightly" read-aloud for younger children.
By Gerald Morris
(2011)
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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