Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
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By Judi Barrett
(2000)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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By Mary Norton
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A smart girl learns how to survive alone.
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By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
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By Lois Lowry
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
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By Lois Lowry
(1014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
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By Esther Forbes
(1987)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)

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