Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
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By David Wiesner
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
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By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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
12
QUALITY
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
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By Philip Pullman
(1997)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
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By Philip Pullman
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
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By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
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By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
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By J. K. Rowling
(1998)

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