Fiction Reviews for ages 5 to 12

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These days we are very lucky to have a truly wide variety of early readers, chapter books, and middle readers available to us. Some of them are also quite lovely to look at with delightful illustrations throughout. The importance of the early reader in the reading life of a child is often unrecognized. The next step, the chapter book, offers a child that very first chance to properly read a book on his or her own. The middle reader takes a child into a new world of fiction and gives the reader a real taste of what a novel can be like.

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You can find other books of this kind in the Non-Fiction, Features, and Series sections of the journal.

Among The Hidden

Among The Hidden

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998   ISBN: 978-0689817007
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Bird Lake Moon

Bird Lake Moon

Kevin Henkes
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
HarperCollins, 2010   ISBN: 978-0061470790
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Biscuit Visits the Big City

Biscuit Visits the Big City

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrator:   Pat Schories 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
HarperCollins, 2006   ISBN: 978-0060741648
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I,Q: Independence Hall

I,Q: Independence Hall

Roland Smith
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Sleeping Bear Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1585364688
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Molly Moon Stops the World

Molly Moon Stops the World

Georgia Byng
Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 978-0060514150
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Tashi and the Demons (Tashi series)

Tashi and the Demons (Tashi series)

Anna Fienberg
Illustrator:  Kim Gamble 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Allen & Unwin, 2007   ISBN: 978-1741149708
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The Drop of Doom

The Drop of Doom

Adrienne Mason
Illustrator:  Pat Cupples 
Fiction
For ages 5 to 7
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1554530359
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Anna was here

Anna was here

Jane Kurtz
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
HarperCollins, 2013   ISBN: 978-0060564933
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Firestorm!

Firestorm!

Joan Hiatt Harlow
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416984856
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Under the Ashes

Under the Ashes

Cindy Rankin
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Albert Whitman & Company, 2016   ISBN: 978-0807536353
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