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)
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
Wait Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
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)
Worm Loves Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(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)
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 Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Origami Yoda, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
The Grasshopper and the Ants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
My Spring Robin Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Girl looks for returning bird in cute, informative tale.
By Anne Rockwell
(1989)
Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)

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