Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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age 7+
An exciting read-aloud.
By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)

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