Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
age 9+
 
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
age 13+
 
Grim sequel of survival grittier than first installment.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2008)
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)
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age 11+
 
Absurd premise yields a thrilling story.
By P. B. Kerr
(2008)
age 13+
 
Classic requires patience and a large vocabulary.
By Jules Verne
(1864)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Riotous, violent adventure with classic virtues.
By Ted Bell
(2008)
age 9+
 
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
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age 4+
 
Ghoulish Stone Soup is more fun than scary.
By Cambria Evans
(2008)
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age 4+
 
Madcap monster ball is silly, wiggly-giggly fun.
By Lisa Wheeler
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 4+
 
Vegetarian vampire gives Halloween a silly twist.
By J. Otto Seibold, Siobhan Vivian
(2008)
age 5+
 
Modern holiday classic stars a spunky, imaginative dog.
By J. Otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh
(1997)
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age 12+
 
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
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age 4+
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
age 6+
 
Funny but rough-looking Santas make this older-kid fare.
By Glenn McCoy
(2008)

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