Fiction Reviews: 5 to 12

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

Wiley Miller
Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439856652
Read the review »
Wind Tamer

Wind Tamer

For ages 8 to 12
Bloomsbury, 2006   ISBN: 978-1582347813
Read the review »
Little Darlings

Little Darlings

For ages 9 to 12
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-1595140661
Read the review »
The Adventures of Vin Fiz

The Adventures of Vin Fiz

Clive Cussler
Illustrator:  Bill Farnsworth 
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Penguin, 2006   ISBN: 978-0399244742
Read the review »
Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Gail Langer Karwoski
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Peachtree Press, 2001   ISBN: 978-1561452392
Read the review »
The Sisters Grimm: Book One - The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Sisters Grimm: Book One - The Fairy-Tale Detectives

Michael Buckley
Illustrator:  Peter Ferguson 
Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Harry Abrams Inc, 2005   ISBN: 978-0810959255
Read the review »
Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Gail Langer Karwoski
Illustrator:  Robert Papp 
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 to and up
Peachtree, 2004   ISBN: 978-1561453108
Read the review »
The Dragon of Never-Was

The Dragon of Never-Was

Ann Downer
Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-0689855719
Read the review »
Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time

Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time

James Howe
Illustrator:   Marie-Louise Gay 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2009 
Read the review »
Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: Book One – The Nixie’s Song

Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: Book One – The Nixie’s Song

Holly Black
Illustrator:   Tony DiTerlizzi 
Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689871313
Read the review »
Servant to Abigail Adams: The early American Adventures of Hannah Cooper

Servant to Abigail Adams: The early American Adventures of Hannah Cooper

Kate Connell, Nancy Feresten
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0792258285
Read the review »
Far-Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane

Far-Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane

Paul Stewart , Chris Riddell
Fiction  Series
8 to 11
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0385751124
Read the review »
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator:  Michael Foreman 
Fiction
For ages 8 and up
HarperCollins (UK), 2005   ISBN: 978-0007182459
Read the review »
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl
Illustrator:   Quentin Blake 
Fiction
For ages 5 to 8
Penguin, 2001   ISBN: 978-0141304670
Read the review »
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Roald Dahl
Illustrator:   Quentin Blake 
Fiction
For ages 6 to 9
Penguin, 1998   ISBN: 978-0141302287
Read the review »