Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 6+
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
age 14+
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
age 14+
 
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
age 8+
 
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
age 4+
 
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 13+
 
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Charming story of bunny who gets sibs to play, not watch TV.
By Peter McCarty
(2012)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)

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