Book Reviews

age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
age 12+
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
age 11+
British teen spy saves England in thriller!
By Anthony Horowitz
age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
age 13+
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
age 9+
A clever story and evocative writing.
By Sheila Burnford