Book Reviews

A Wind in the Door Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
Many Waters Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out Book Poster Image
age 16+
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Feed Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
The Supernaturalist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
The People of Sparks Book Poster Image
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Book Poster Image
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
Things Not Seen Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
The Boxes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
Whales on Stilts! Book Poster Image
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
Among the Hidden: Shadow Children, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
Only You Can Save Mankind Book Poster Image
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
The Goodness Gene Book Poster Image
age 12+
A poor take on evil future government.
By Sonia Levitin
(2005)
Afternoon on the Amazon: Magic Tree House, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)

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