Book Reviews

age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
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age 10+
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
age 16+
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)