Book Reviews

Crictor Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
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Afternoon on the Amazon: Magic Tree House, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Book Poster Image
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
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Dude, Where's My Spaceship? (Weirdplanet, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
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Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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Space Taxi: Archie's Alien Disguise Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2015)
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Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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Nightmares!: Nightmares, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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Searching for Super Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
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Jason Strange:  The Graveyard Plot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spine-tingling fun for young horror fans.
By Jason Strange
(2012)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Whales on Stilts! Book Poster Image
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
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Only You Can Save Mankind Book Poster Image
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
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George's Secret Key to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
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