Book Reviews

The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
Beastly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
The Schwa Was Here Book Poster Image
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
Paper Towns Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
Eggs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
Once Upon a Marigold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
Bridge to Terabithia Book Poster Image
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
Because of Winn-Dixie Book Poster Image
age 9+
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
The View From Saturday Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
Freak the Mighty Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
Ella Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
The Wind in the Willows Book Poster Image
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)