Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
age 5+
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
age 8+
 
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
age 8+
 
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
age 8+
 
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
age 8+
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
By John David Anderson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Prince and pauper find friendship in rollicking tale.
By Sid Fleischman
(1986)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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age 9+
 
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
age 10+
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
age 10+
 
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
age 10+
 
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
age 10+
 
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)

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