Book Reviews

Pendragon series Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
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Earwig and the Witch Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comical tale of a spunky girl adopted by a witch and devil.
By Diana Wynne Jones
(2012)
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There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
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age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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The Familiars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2010)
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The Book of Wonders Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting adventure with girl hero and Arabian Nights flavor.
By Jasmine Richards
(2012)
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Bloodrose: Nightshade, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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The Cabinet of Earths Book Poster Image
age 10+
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2012)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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Akata Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact Book Poster Image
age 10+
Through-the looking-glass adventure not very original.
By A.J. Hartley
(2011)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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