Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Reviews of Books for Children Ages 9-12

In addition to all the reviews I've written of crime, horror, and Western fiction intended for adults, I've also written several reviews of books for children, specifically those for kids in grades 4 through 7. Here is a list:
  1. Avi, "Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?"
  2. Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  3. Jeremy Brown, Crime Files: Body of Evidence
  4. Eoin Colfer, The Legend of Spud Murphy
  5. Susan Cooper, King of Shadows
  6. Sharon Creech, Heartbeat
  7. Roald Dahl, Esio Trot
  8. Roald Dahl, The Minpins
  9. Charles de Lint, Waifs and Strays
  10. Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
  11. John Fardell, The Seven Professors of the Far North
  12. Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
  13. Tom Llewellyn, The Tilting House
  14. Lois Lowry, The Giver
  15. Donna Jo Napoli, Bound
  16. Mary Pope Osborne, Tales from the Odyssey, Volume One: The One-Eyed Giant and The Land of the Dead
  17. Linda Sue Park, Project Mulberry
  18. Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
  19. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  20. Louis Sachar, Holes
  21. Donald J. Sobol, Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All (and other books in the series)
  22. Matthew Woodring Stover, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (novelization)
  23. J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas
  24. Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
  25. Michael Winerip, Adam Canfield of the Slash
I wrote most of these for a newspaper, so I've taken things like age-appropriateness into account in their writing. I hope you find these reviews helpful when choosing books for your children. Drop me a line and tell me what you think.

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