Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
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By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
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By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
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By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
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By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
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By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
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By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
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By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
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By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)

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