Book Reviews

A Wind in the Door Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
Many Waters Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Book Poster Image
age 9+
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
Stranger With My Face Book Poster Image
age 13+
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
Silent to the Bone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
The Gold Dust Letters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
Madeline in London Book Poster Image
age 4+
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
Never Trust a Dead Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Feed Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
The Supernaturalist Book Poster Image
age 10+
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
A Deadly Game of Magic Book Poster Image
age 11+
A unique and truly suspenseful story.
By Joan Lowery Nixon
(1983)
Chasing Vermeer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
By Blue Balliett
(2004)
The People of Sparks Book Poster Image
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Book Poster Image
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
The Last Treasure Book Poster Image
age 9+
A ghost, a family mystery, and treasure.
By Janet S. Anderson
(2004)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)

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