Book Reviews

Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
Trash Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
By Andy Mulligan
(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)
Meanwhile Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
By Jason Shiga
(2010)
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
By David Almond
(2010)
How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
The Pirate Cruncher Book Poster Image
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
Toby Alone Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
Alphas Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
The Hunting, Book 1: Z. Rex Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action-adventure read for gamers with a Jurassic twist.
By Steve Cole
(2009)
Robot Zot! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
Harry and Horsie Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Real hero of this sweet tale is the retro comic book art.
By Katie Van Camp
(2009)
Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
Treasure Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
Talia Talk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
Top 8 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
age 8+
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
By Lauren Child
(2008)

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