Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
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By Holly Black
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
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By Rick Riordan
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
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By Michael Scott
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
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By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Romantic tale blends fantasy, reality, family mystery.
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By Sharon Creech
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
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By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
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By Marissa Moss
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
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By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
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By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Action-packed sequel has lots of violence, less romance.
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By Laini Taylor
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
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By John Stephens
(2012)

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