Book Reviews

age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
age 13+
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(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)
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
age 2+
Pigeon goes nuts over not getting a cookie with nuts.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)

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