Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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age 6+
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
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age 7+
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 10+
 
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
age 12+
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
 
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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age 12+
 
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 11+
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 5+
 
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
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age 5+
 
Boy dives into mazes in wordless, imaginative adventure.
By Barbara Lehman
(2006)

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