Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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age 3+
Charming story of bunny who gets sibs to play, not watch TV.
By Peter McCarty
(2012)
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
age 4+
Boy cites the colors of his moods in poetic slice of life.
By Tameka Fryer Brown
(2013)
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age 4+
Beautiful book captures the magic after lights go out.
By John Rocco
(2011)
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
age 5+
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
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age 3+
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
By Jacky Davis
(2008)
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)

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