Book Reviews

Not Just a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
The Tears of the Salamander Book Poster Image
age 10+
A dark, brilliant, and breathtaking surprise.
By Peter Dickinson
(2003)
The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
A Treasure's Trove Book Poster Image
age 7+
Mediocre story with brilliant marketing.
By Michael Stadther
(2006)
The Wish List Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Wicked is the key word here, in all its senses.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
The Folk Keeper Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical and exciting novel with strong heroine.
By Franny Billingsley
(2003)
Wizard's Holiday Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Leisurely, humorous installment in series.
By Diane Duane
(2004)
Dreamquake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Like dreams, lauded book is confusing, ethereal.
By Elizabeth Kox
(2007)
Inkheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
The Great Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Weird creatures and nonstop action.
By Paul Stewart
(2004)
The Prophecy of the Stones Book Poster Image
age 10+
Reads like what it is: a 14-year-old's writing.
By Flavia Bujor
(2004)
A Hat Full of Sky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is strong, but slower than its predecessor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2004)
The Pearl of Anton Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clumsy but exciting high fantasy.
By Gene Del Vecchio
(2004)
Leon and the Spitting Image Book Poster Image
age 9+
Every kid's fantasy -- controlling the teacher.
By Allen Kurzweil
(2004)
The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bartimaeus returns -- alas, not to center stage.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)

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