Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(1969)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
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By Erik Craddock
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
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By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
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By Polly Shulman
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
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By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart series starter for kids who love haunted houses.
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By Jacqueline West
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
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By Jacqueline West
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
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By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
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By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
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By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting stories plus backstory on popular half-god heroes.
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By Rick Riordan
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
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By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2012)

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