Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
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By John Flanagan
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
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By Max Brallier
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
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By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
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By Ben Tripp
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
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By M.A. Larson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
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By E.S. Farber
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
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By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)

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