Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
age 5+
 
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(1999)
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age 11+
 
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 9+
 
A clever, suspenseful mystery in series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 9+
 
The least subtle book thus far in the series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 11+
 
Young adult fiction about life in Cuba.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
age 6+
 
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
age 11+
 
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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age 6+
 
Challenging book makes readers think.
By Maurice Sendak
(1956)
age 9+
 
Brief, action-packed prequel to popular series.
By Philip Pullman
(2008)
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age 3+
 
George's antics will have kids laughing.
By H. A. Rey
(1973)
age 11+
 
British teen spy saves England in thriller!
By Anthony Horowitz
(2005)
age 12+
 
Exciting but violent -- not for sensitive kids.
By J. V. Hart
(2005)
age 12+
 
Likable loser tries to save world in action-packed novel.
By Rick Yancey
(2006)
age 11+
 
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
age 4+
 
Jane, the dragon-riding knight, saves the magic.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
age 15+
 
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2007)
age 4+
 
Girl-knight story is predictable but enchanting.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)

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