Book Reviews

Not Just a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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The Tears of the Salamander Book Poster Image
age 10+
A dark, brilliant, and breathtaking surprise.
By Peter Dickinson
(2003)
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The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
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A Treasure's Trove Book Poster Image
age 7+
Mediocre story with brilliant marketing.
By Michael Stadther
(2006)
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The Wish List Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Wicked is the key word here, in all its senses.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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The Folk Keeper Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical and exciting novel with strong heroine.
By Franny Billingsley
(2003)
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Wizard's Holiday Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Leisurely, humorous installment in series.
By Diane Duane
(2004)
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Dreamquake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Like dreams, lauded book is confusing, ethereal.
By Elizabeth Kox
(2007)
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Inkheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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The Great Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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Into the Labyrinth Book Poster Image
age 8+
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Emma Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Austen's romantic, comic classic has timeless appeal.
By Jane Austen
(1815)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Battling Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
By Paul Pope
(2013)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel adventure excites but lacks solid characters.
By Peter Lerangis
(2013)
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The Carpet People Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
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