Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
age 10+
 
Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.
By Gordon Korman
(2013)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Romance, thrills as exciting fantasy series continues.
By Victoria Schwab
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
age 11+
 
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
age 8+
 
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
age 13+
 
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
age 8+
 
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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age 9+
 
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)

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