Book Reviews

age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
age 14+
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
age 13+
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
age 15+
Sensual and suspenseful werewolf fantasy for mature teens.
By Annette Curtis Klause
(1997)
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
age 15+
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
age 11+
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
age 13+
Thrilling, exotic fantasy romance gets pretty violent.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2012)
age 16+
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)

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