Book Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
This fantasy has everything going for it: a fearless heroine, a scary forest, angry ghosts, and plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning. 
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By Heather Mackey
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Despite the story's undercurrent of darkness, the young main characters' compassion and strength shine through.
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By Melina Marchetta
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
In this page-turning fantasy, four child prodigies race through Rome, and its history, trying to solve a strange death.
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By Pierdomenico Baccalario
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Curious characters and wonderful lessons carry this heartfelt fable to a new level. Perfect for reading aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense mystery about a girl who's either a compulsive liar or a werewolf -- or both.
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By Justine Larbalestier
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Catch up on the second book in this fantasy adventure of magic, mythical creatures, and Machiavelli.
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By Michael Scott
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A creepy circus is the setting for this page-turning noir tale about a boy on a fantastical adventure.
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By Jon Berkeley
(2006)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
With the atmosphere of a fable, this story about a wooden boy searching for his identity will captivate young readers.
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By Cat Weatherill
(2006)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Every child's favorite fantasy -- that their toys come to life -- is the force behind this action-packed read-aloud.
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By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)