Book Reviews

age 9+
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
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age 6+
 
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
age 9+
 
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
age 9+
 
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
age 9+
 
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
age 6+
 
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
age 4+
 
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 9+
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
age 6+
 
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
age 13+
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
age 4+
 
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
age 4+
 
The absurd behavior keeps kids coming back.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
age 6+
 
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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age 13+
 
Beauty and the Beast retold in slow-paced but exotic tale.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2000)
age 8+
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
age 4+
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
age 2+
 
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
age 10+
 
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)

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