Book Reviews

Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
Railsea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
The Girl from Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romantic adventure features time-traveling pirates.
By Heidi Heilig
(2016)
Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
Renegade: Elemental, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
Tarzan of the Apes Book Poster Image
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
Unhooked Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gory, monster-filled fantasy romance best for genre fans.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2016)