Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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)
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)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
age 9+
 
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 9+
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
 
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
age 3+
 
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
age 8+
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Girl looks for returning bird in cute, informative tale.
By Anne Rockwell
(1989)
age 5+
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
age 4+
 
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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age 3+
 
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)