Book Reviews

Stuart Little Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
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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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BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket Book Poster Image
age 8+
Well-intentioned tale of floating boy celebrates diversity.
By John Boyne
(2013)
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A Tangle of Knots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing tale of fate, connections, and recipes.
By Lisa Graff
(2013)
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Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)
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Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
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The Carpet People Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
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The Creature Department Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
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Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
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Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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Welcome to Normal: The Quirks, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Light magic, real emotion in tale of quirky family.
By Erin Soderberg
(2013)
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