Book Reviews

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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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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 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
age 9+
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
By Jacqueline West
(2011)
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(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)
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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age 9+
Shy boy fights monsters, makes friend in powerful fantasy.
By Anne Ursu
(2013)
age 12+
September goes on a moon mission in compelling installment.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2013)
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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age 10+
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
By Polly Shulman
(2010)
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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)

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