Book Reviews

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 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
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age 4+
 
Kids will accept that a dinosaur plays baseball.
By William Joyce
(1999)
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age 14+
 
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
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 6+
 
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
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age 9+
 
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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age 10+
 
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
age 9+
 
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)
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age 9+
 
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
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 8+
 
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 12+
 
A poor take on evil future government.
By Sonia Levitin
(2005)

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