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.

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator:  Chris Van Dusen 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick, 2018   ISBN: 978-1536203530
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Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfield
Illustrator:   Diane Goode 
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 1993   ISBN: 0679847596
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Duck and Goose, A Gift for Goose

Duck and Goose, A Gift for Goose

Tad Hills
Fiction  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 2019   ISBN: 978-0525644897
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George's Marvelous Medicine

George's Marvelous Medicine

Roald Dahl
Illustrator:   Quentin Blake 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 11
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2002   ISBN: 978-0375822063
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Lion Spies a Tiger

Lion Spies a Tiger

Molly Coxe
Fiction
For ages 5 to 7
Kane Press, 2019   ISBN: 978-1635921076
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Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Alex T. Smith
Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Peachtree Publishing Company, 2019   ISBN: 978-1682631201
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The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda

The Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda

Christianna Brand
Illustrator:  Edward Ardizzone 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 8
Bloomsbury , 2007   ISBN: 978-0747576792
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The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Edith Nesbit
Fiction
For ages 8 to 11
Faber & Faber, 2016   ISBN: 978-0571331130
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Timo's Party

Timo's Party

Victoria Allenby
Illustrator:  Dean Griffiths 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Pajama Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1772780086
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Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Groundwood Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1554988082
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