Book Reviews

age 4+
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
By Margaret McNamara
(2011)
age 7+
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
age 4+
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
age 10+
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
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age 14+
Violent, romantic fairy tale retelling is based on movie.
By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
(2011)
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
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age 7+
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
age 5+
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
age 4+
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
age 9+
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Jan Bozarth, Andrea Burden
(2009)
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
age 4+
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
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age 12+
Fantasy tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India.
By Antonia Michaelis
(2008)

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