Book Reviews

age 5+
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
age 6+
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
age 7+
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
age 7+
Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2015)
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
age 8+
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
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age 8+
Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.
By M.T. Anderson
(2011)
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
age 8+
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)

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