Book Reviews

AGE
6
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Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
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By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
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By Christopher Healy
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
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By Alan Snow
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(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
 
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
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By E.S. Farber
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
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By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
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By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
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By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Never a dull moment in pirate adventure with comic mayhem.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
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By John Flanagan
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen sailors chase cruel pirate captain in exciting sequel.
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By John Flanagan
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
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By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)

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