Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
age 9+
 
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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age 4+
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 8+
 
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
age 13+
 
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
age 4+
 
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 15+
 
Gritty, hyper-violent graphic novel about Batman's origin.
By Geoff Johns
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 13+
 
Engaging Bloodlines sequel explores romance, friendship.
By Richelle Mead
(2012)
age 3+
 
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
age 5+
 
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(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 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)

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