Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
age 5+
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
By Lane Smith
(2012)
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
age 10+
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)

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