Book Reviews

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)
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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun underdog tale starts high-seas series.
By John Flanagan
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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The Iliad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gods and men manipulate war in exciting, gory epic.
By Homer
(2004)
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Beauty Queens Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sharp satire mixes girl-power themes with violence, sex.
By Libba Bray
(2011)
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Sidekicks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.
By Jack D. Ferraiolo
(2011)
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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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The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
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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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Trash Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
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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)
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Meanwhile Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
By Jason Shiga
(2010)
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
By David Almond
(2010)
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The Pirate Cruncher Book Poster Image
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
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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)
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The Hunting, Book 1: Z. Rex Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action-adventure read for gamers with a Jurassic twist.
By Steve Cole
(2009)
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Robot Zot! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
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