recommended with reservations


Magical village discovered by local children

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Aug 2016

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

Even the neighborhood trolls couldn't find it...until now

Predictable plot fails to impress

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jul 2016

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

Young queen communicates with the dead.

Young girl narrowly escapes kidnapping

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Jul 2016

written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations

Lottie and Kitty have always believed in time travel.

Abused children escape WWII bombings

Jennifer Minicus | 15 Apr 2016

written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations

Ada has never been allowed to go outside.

Farm girl rescues sister from dragon

Jennifer Minicus | 11 Feb 2016

written for ages 7-10 | recommended with reservations

Eliza and Lavender are certainly not princesses.

WWII veteran's return surprises family

Tim Golden | 2 Oct 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Henry believes his father is a war hero.

Children seek to avert war in cultural exchange

Jennifer Minicus | 19 Aug 2015

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

Lexie's class is sending a Friendship Doll to Japan.

It takes a village - or a lighthouse

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jul 2015

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

Can a school replace parents?

The New York Times compared this book to the Narnia series

Jennifer Minicus | 8 Jun 2015

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

No lion, no wardrobe and no allegory.

Children defend the sanctity of human life

Tim Golden | 15 May 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Two teens protect a child from being used as a pawn in wartime.

Demons in London

Tim Golden | 31 Mar 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Dark secrets of Edwardian England.

Troubled marriages make for troubled youth

Tim Golden | 13 Mar 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Glenn's parents are going through a difficult patch in their marriage.

Djinni, magic and revenge, part 2

Tim Golden | 27 Feb 2015

written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations

The Bartimaeus Trilogy's middle book.

Dystopia with a conscience

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jan 2015

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

Charley wants to save lives by killing others.

The boy who never grew up

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Jul 2014

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

How did Peter get to Neverland?

Mysterious virus kills millions

Jennifer Minicus | 17 Mar 2014

written for ages 13-16 | recommended with reservations

It's the end of the world as we know it.

Toads, ghosts and dead knights

Jennifer Minicus | 11 Mar 2014

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

The only way to fight a ghost is with another ghost.

Alien spaceship lands in Utah

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Mar 2014

written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations

Captain Marion comes to Earth armed with a code of conduct.

Award winning author churns out one that lacks passion

Jane Fagan | 14 Feb 2014

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

I expect more from a Carnegie/Newbery winner.

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Reverse discrimination evident in children's book

Jane Fagan | 21 Nov 2013

written for ages 9-12 | recommended with reservations

A terrible mixture of animals and feminism.

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