Book Reviews

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This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
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By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
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By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
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Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
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By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
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A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Winning illustrations but short on plot.
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By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
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By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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Boy dives into mazes in wordless, imaginative adventure.
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By Barbara Lehman
(2006)
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Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
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Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(1969)

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