Book Reviews

Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
The Old Man and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Man vs. marlin story a challenging, introspective read.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2011)
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always Book Poster Image
age 3+
Two tentacled best friends in four fun short stories.
By Tao Nyeu
(2012)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
This Is Not My Hat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little fish tries to outsmart big one in funny thief tale.
By Jon Klassen
(2012)
The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
Ten Creepy Monsters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
"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)
Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
Teeth Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
Rise Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
Green Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
If You Want to See a Whale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle, lyrical glimpse of a boy waiting to spot a whale.
By Julie Fogliano
(2013)

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