Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
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By Lois Lowry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
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By E.B. White
(1969)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
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By Shaun Tan
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
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By Rick Riordan
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)

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