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.

Children of Exile

Children of Exile

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-1442450035
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Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories

Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories

Sergio Ruzzier
Fiction
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1452152882
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Lucy's Lab: Nuts About Science

Lucy's Lab: Nuts About Science

Michelle Houts
Illustrator:  Elizabeth Zechel 
Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Sky Pony Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1510710641
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Slug Days

Slug Days

Sara Leach
Illustrator:  Rebecca Bender 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 9
Pajama Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1772780222
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The Boy Who Saved Cleveland

The Boy Who Saved Cleveland

James Cross Giblin
Illustrator:  Michael Dooling 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Henry Holt and Co, 2006   ISBN: 978-1627790697
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The Last Cherry Blossom

The Last Cherry Blossom

Kathleen Burkinshaw
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Sky Pony Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1634506939
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Timo Goes Camping

Timo Goes Camping

Victoria Allenby
Illustrator:  Dean Griffiths 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Pajama Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1772780406
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Wishtree

Wishtree

Katharine Applegate
Fiction
For ages 9 and up
Feiwel & Friends, 2017   ISBN: 978-1250043221
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