Book Reviews

age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
age 9+
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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age 16+
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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age 12+
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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age 10+
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
age 12+
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 14+
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
age 9+
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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age 12+
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
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age 9+
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)

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