Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 4+
 
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
age 9+
 
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 11+
 
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
age 11+
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
age 12+
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
age 13+
 
Shocking sci-fi gives teens plenty to get wound up about.
By Neal Shusterman
(2007)
age 14+
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
age 9+
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 5+
 
Modern holiday classic stars a spunky, imaginative dog.
By J. Otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh
(1997)

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