Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 7+
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
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age 7+
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
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)
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age 9+
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
age 10+
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
age 14+
Enthralling trilogy conclusion tugs at the heartstrings.
By Cassandra Clare
(2013)
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)

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