Book Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
"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)
Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
age 2+
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
Ladybug Girl Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
By Jacky Davis
(2008)
Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
Turkey Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Whimiscal tale of a turkey trying to save his own neck.
By Wendi Silvano
(2009)
National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
JFK Book Poster Image
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
Sweet Valley High Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
Chasing Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
Confessions: The Private School Murders Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)

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