Book Reviews

Where the Wild Things Are Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures With the Family Lazardo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Pet dino makes subtle humor for K and up.
By William Joyce
(1995)
The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Ideal summer read for the middle elementary crowd.
By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
Babe the Gallant Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
The Seeing Stone: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black
(2003)
Stuart Little Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
The Book of Three Book Poster Image
age 10+
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Poster Image
age 9+
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(1971)
Not Just a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
The Wish in the Bottle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Folkloric tale founders under weight of nostalgia.
By Morna MacLeod
(1997)
The Enchanted Castle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Though dated, this still casts a potent spell.
By E. Nesbit
(1907)
The White Mountains Book Poster Image
age 12+
Appealing plot, powerful writing offset slow pace.
By John Christopher
(1967)
Quidditch Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
J.K. Rowling's magical sport report for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rowling's humorous Magical Beasts 101 for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
In the Night Kitchen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
Fade Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)

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