Book Reviews

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 6+
 
Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.
By Andrea Cheng
(2014)
age 6+
 
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
age 7+
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
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+
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 7+
 
Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2015)
age 7+
 
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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)
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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+
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 8+
 
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Dallas Middaugh, Jeanne DuPrau
(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)

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