Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
age 4+
 
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 3+
 
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
age 5+
 
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 11+
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 9+
 
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
age 14+
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
age 12+
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 7+
 
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
age 3+
 
Silly sing-along about bedtime is a counting classic.
By Eileen Christelow
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)

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