Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 15+
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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age 9+
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)