Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 11+
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
age 9+
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 12+
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 10+
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
age 10+
 
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
age 10+
 
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 6+
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
age 10+
 
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
age 6+
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
age 4+
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
age 4+
 
Spooky update of classic nursery rhyme fun for Halloween.
By Pamela Jane
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
age 13+
 
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)

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