Book Reviews

age 2+
 
Classic all-ages masterpiece with a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 11+
 
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
age 10+
 
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(1982)
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age 7+
 
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
age 10+
 
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
age 9+
 
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
age 8+
 
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
age 10+
 
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
age 12+
 
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
age 10+
 
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
age 11+
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 10+
 
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
age 8+
 
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
age 16+
 
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
age 8+
 
Potter sequel is a creature-packed page-turner.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)

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