Book Reviews

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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
age 3+
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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age 2+
Inspired, silly sledding romp perfect for winter bedtime.
By Lita Judge
(2011)
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age 4+
Crazy Moose mayhem in freshest alphabet book in years.
By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 3+
Spare story of ups & downs great for toddlers, preschoolers.
By Jeff Mack
(2012)
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 3+
Gentle story of friendship, patience, and storytelling.
By Philip C. Stead
(2012)
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age 3+
Old Bear finds Little Cub, ends loneliness in sweet story.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2012)
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)

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