Book Reviews

Where the Wild Things Are Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mild time-travel adventure.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, Book 3) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting time travel to Egypt.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1993)
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In the Night Kitchen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sendak's timeless nursery rhyme is a joyride.
By Maurice Sendak
(1970)
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Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, Book 2) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Predictable -- choose other books in this series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1993)
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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)
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book Poster Image
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
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The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum Book Poster Image
age 4+
Wistful fantasy weaves a mesmerizing spell.
By Kate Bernheimer
(2008)
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The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
By Michael Chabon
(2011)
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Rainbow Magic Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2005)
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The Marshmallow Incident Book Poster Image
age 5+
Silly food fight yarn teaches lesson on settling disputes.
By Judi Barrett
(2009)
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Abe Lincoln's Dream Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
By Lane Smith
(2012)
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Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House, Book 36) Book Poster Image
age 6+
Merlin mission fantasy teaches as it entertains.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(2006)
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The BFG Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Silly classic is great read-aloud.
By Roald Dahl
(2006)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Poster Image
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
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The Trouble with Tink Book Poster Image
age 6+
Tinker Bell tale OK for kids, boring for adults.
By Kiki Thorpe
(2006)
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Matilda Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kid genius gets revenge on stupid, mean adults.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
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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 Secret of the Painted House Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy, fun read draws kids in with ghostly chills.
By Marion Dane Bauer
(2007)
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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)
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