Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
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By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
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By Blue Balliett
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A ghost, a family mystery, and treasure.
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By Janet S. Anderson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
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By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A unique and truly suspenseful story.
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By Joan Lowery Nixon
(1983)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
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By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
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By Bruce Hale
(2001)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
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By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever kids save historic house in tepid sequel.
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By Blue Balliett
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
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By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.
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By Stefan Petrucha
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Third in the series is the weakest of all.
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By Blue Balliett
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
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By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)

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