Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
age 12+
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
age 10+
 
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 11+
 
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
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age 9+
 
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 8+
 
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
age 9+
 
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
age 13+
 
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2006)
age 9+
 
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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age 12+
 
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
age 4+
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)

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