Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Potter sequel is a creature-packed page-turner.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
age 4+
 
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
age 9+
 
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(1971)
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age 9+
 
An atmospherically mystical tale.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 11+
 
Though dated, this still casts a potent spell.
By E. Nesbit
(1907)
age 4+
 
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
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age 11+
 
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
age 11+
 
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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age 15+
 
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
age 4+
 
Pet dino makes subtle humor for K and up.
By William Joyce
(1995)
age 10+
 
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
age 10+
 
Exciting tale promotes peace in the face of war.
By Brian Jacques
(1986)
age 12+
 
Appealing plot, powerful writing offset slow pace.
By John Christopher
(1967)
age 9+
 
Charming series for kids not ready for big, dark fantasies.
By Angie Sage
(2005)
age 10+
 
The epic saga continues -- and improves.
By Christopher Paolini
(2005)
age 12+
 
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Slow but rich book of fantasy, feuds for tweens.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Wooden boy seeks family in sprawling adventure.
By Cat Weatherill
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Boys create a golem in this odd but provoking book.
By David Almond
(2006)
age 13+
 
Second book in vampire series drips with action and romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2006)

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