Book Reviews

Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Rift Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 5+
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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Sense and Sensibility Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Little Red Hot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
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Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: A Five Little Monkeys Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly sing-along about bedtime is a counting classic.
By Eileen Christelow
(2012)
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