Book Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
The Cay Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message.
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
The Secret Garden Book Poster Image
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)

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