Book Reviews

The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Hanukkah Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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And Then It's Spring Book Poster Image
age 4+
A boy's wondrous experience of seeing his seeds grow.
By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
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Neversink Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Epic story of a brave puffin fighting to save his homeland.
By Barry Wolverton
(2012)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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Tyler Makes Pancakes! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively cooking story whipped together with fun food info.
By Tyler Florence
(2012)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always Book Poster Image
age 3+
Two tentacled best friends in four fun short stories.
By Tao Nyeu
(2012)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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