Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
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By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous classic in flawed new translation.
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By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
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By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Wistful fantasy weaves a mesmerizing spell.
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By Kate Bernheimer
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The violent "truth" behind Alice in Wonderland.
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By Frank Beddor
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
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By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
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By Ingrid Law
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
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By Rick Riordan
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical, inspirational story perfect for reading aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming and uplifting story is even great to read aloud.
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By Sharon Creech
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Stellar fantasy heroine in mature action-adventure/romance.
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By Kristin Cashore
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
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By Grace Lin
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens.
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By Melina Marchetta
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
White Cat sequel is more mature, more fun.
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By Holly Black
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
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By Michael Chabon
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)

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