Book Reviews

age 2+
 
Classic all-ages masterpiece with a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
age 4+
 
Pet dino makes subtle humor for K and up.
By William Joyce
(1995)
age 6+
 
Ideal summer read for the middle elementary crowd.
By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
age 8+
 
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
age 8+
 
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
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age 6+
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
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age 7+
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
age 9+
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 10+
 
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
age 11+
 
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
age 9+
 
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(1971)
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age 10+
 
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
age 10+
 
Folkloric tale founders under weight of nostalgia.
By Morna MacLeod
(1997)
age 11+
 
Though dated, this still casts a potent spell.
By E. Nesbit
(1907)
age 12+
 
Appealing plot, powerful writing offset slow pace.
By John Christopher
(1967)
age 9+
 
J.K. Rowling's magical sport report for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
age 9+
 
Rowling's humorous Magical Beasts 101 for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
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age 15+
 
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
age 4+
 
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
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age 10+
 
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)

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