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 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
age 14+
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 14+
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
By Holly Black
(2012)
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
age 15+
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
age 11+
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
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age 14+
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
age 9+
Romantic tale blends fantasy, reality, family mystery.
By Sharon Creech
(2012)
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
age 14+
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
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age 9+
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 10+
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
By John Stephens
(2012)
age 16+
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)

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