Book Reviews

Where the Wild Things Are Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic all-ages masterpiece has a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth: Junie B. Jones, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
The BFG Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Silly classic is great read-aloud.
By Roald Dahl
(2006)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Poster Image
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
Matilda Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kid genius gets revenge on stupid, mean adults.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Ideal summer read for the middle elementary crowd.
By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
Fantastic Mr. Fox Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dahl's satisfying Robin Hood tale.
By Roald Dahl
(2007)
The Wind in the Willows Book Poster Image
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Poster Image
age 7+
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
Paint the Wind Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Dragon Rider Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)

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