Book Reviews

age 12+
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 14+
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 8+
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Vince Carter, Greg Brown
(2004)
age 8+
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 9+
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
age 5+
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
age 9+
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
age 13+
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2006)
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)

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