Book Reviews

The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
Neversink Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Epic story of a brave puffin fighting to save his homeland.
By Barry Wolverton
(2012)
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True Book Poster Image
age 6+
Perfect "knightly" read-aloud for younger children.
By Gerald Morris
(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)
Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dramatic finish to "Secret of the Unicorn" treasure hunt.
By Herge
(1944)
The Secret of the Unicorn (The Adventures of Tintin) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting pirate-treasure search in classic Tintin series.
By Herge
(1943)
The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun underdog tale starts high-seas series.
By John Flanagan
(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)
War Horse Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving story of a horse and boy has anti-war message.
By Michael Morpurgo
(2007)
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)
Time Riders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
The Iliad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gods and men manipulate war in exciting, gory epic.
By Homer
(2004)
Beauty Queens Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sharp satire mixes girl-power themes with violence, sex.
By Libba Bray
(2011)
Sidekicks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)

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