Book Reviews

age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
age 7+
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
age 6+
Gorgeous classic in flawed new translation.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
age 10+
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
age 17+
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
By Margo Lanagan
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
age 15+
Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens.
By Melina Marchetta
age 14+
White Cat sequel is more mature, more fun.
By Holly Black
age 4+
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
By Michael Chabon
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu