Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 9+
 
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 9+
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
age 11+
 
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
age 2+
 
Classic all-ages masterpiece with a wild imagination.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 7+
 
An exciting read-aloud.
By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)
age 12+
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 4+
 
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
age 6+
 
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
age 8+
 
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 11+
 
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
age 7+
 
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
age 10+
 
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(1982)
age 10+
 
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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age 7+
 
Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
age 10+
 
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
age 9+
 
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)

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