Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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age 12+
 
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 4+
 
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
age 9+
 
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
age 4+
 
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
age 4+
 
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
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age 11+
 
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
age 10+
 
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 6+
 
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
age 7+
 
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Rumplestiltskin revealed! Why he did what he did.
By Michael Gruber
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)

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