Book Reviews

Stuart Little Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
Read More
The Borrowers Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
Read More
The Wind in the Willows Book Poster Image
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
Read More
Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
Read More
The Outsiders Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
Read More
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
Read More
Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
Read More
Mercy Watson to the Rescue: Mercy Watson, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
Read More
Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 7+
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
Read More
Dooby Dooby Moo Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 4+
Barnyard talent keeps kids and adults laughing.
By Doreen Cronin
(2006)
Read More
The Underneath Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
Read More
Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
Read More
Otis Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 3+
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
By Loren Long
(2009)
Read More
The Lion and the Mouse Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
Read More
Sounder Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
Read More
Superfudge Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
Read More
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
Read More
Skippyjon Jones: Class Action Book Poster Image
age 4+
The Chihuahua-wannabe kitty-boy goes to a school for dogs.
By Judy Schachner
(2011)
Read More
Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
Read More
Ice Island Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
Read More

Pages