Book Reviews

Dragon Rider Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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The Hound of Rowan: The Tapestry, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similar to Potter, but stands well on its own.
By Henry H. Neff
(2007)
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Artemis Fowl Book 4: The Opal Deception Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun kid genius series shows hero's nicer side.
By Eoin Colfer
(2005)
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The Sea of Trolls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
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Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens.
By Tamora Pierce
(2006)
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The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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London Calling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Chilling, moving time-traveling ghost tale.
By Edward Bloor
(2006)
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Voices Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Well-wrought fantasy explores pacifism, violence.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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The BFG Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Silly classic is great read-aloud.
By Roald Dahl
(2006)
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Quidditch Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
J.K. Rowling's magical sport report for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
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The Sword in the Stone Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant, high-level take on Arthur's childhood.
By T. H. White
(1939)
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Repossessed Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Human life through the eyes of an awestruck demon.
By A. M. Jenkins
(2007)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 8+
Potter sequel is a creature-packed page-turner.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
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Bus Route to Boston Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Poster Image
age 9+
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(1971)
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Greenwitch Book Poster Image
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age 9+
An atmospherically mystical tale.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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The Enchanted Castle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Though dated, this still casts a potent spell.
By E. Nesbit
(1907)
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In the Night Kitchen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
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A Wizard Abroad Book Poster Image
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age 11+
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
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The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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