Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 7+
An exciting read-aloud.
By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
age 7+
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
age 10+
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(1982)

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