Book Reviews

The Man in the Moon: The Guardians of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Little Goblins Ten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spooky update of classic nursery rhyme fun for Halloween.
By Pamela Jane
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
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age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Oliver Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
By Judith Rossell
(2012)
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The House of the Spirits Book Poster Image
age 16+
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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