Book Reviews

age 9+
 
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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age 5+
 
Boy dives into mazes in wordless, imaginative adventure.
By Barbara Lehman
(2006)
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age 4+
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(1953)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
age 12+
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
age 10+
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
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age 5+
 
Triumphant tale of artistic misfit and creative teacher.
By Bruce Degen
(2012)
age 3+
 
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
age 3+
 
Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.
By Anne Marie Pace
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Cute advice on how not to get scared on Halloween night.
By Susan Hood
(2012)
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age 5+
 
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
age 4+
 
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
age 11+
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)

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