Book Reviews

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)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(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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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
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Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Challenger Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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Wait Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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Worm Loves Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
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How This Book Was Made Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious look at writing a book -- with pirates and tigers!
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Du Iz Tak? Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Bugs speak gibberish and marvel at nature in joyous book.
By Carson Ellis
(2016)
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Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Never a dull moment in pirate adventure with comic mayhem.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2012)
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The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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Railsea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
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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)
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The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen sailors chase cruel pirate captain in exciting sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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