Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
age 10+
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
age 3+
 
Cute cat, catchy ditty, simple math will hook tiny readers.
By Eric Litwin
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
age 9+
 
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 4+
 
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 3+
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
age 15+
 
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Jared Levine, Jim Guerinot, Robbie Robertson, Sebastian Robertson
(2013)
age 4+
 
Wacky art helps make childlike song a great read for kids.
By Ylvis
(2013)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
age 12+
 
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)

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