Book Reviews

AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
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By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
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By Christopher Healy
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
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By Chris Colfer
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
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By James Dashner
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
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By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
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By Keith McGowan
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
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By E.D. Baker
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
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By E.D. Baker
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
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By E.D. Baker
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)

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