Book Reviews

Abel’s Island, by William Steig

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

Austenland, by Shannon Hale

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale

Breaking Stalin’s Nose, by Eugene Yelchin

Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Chosen, by Chaim Potok

The Chosen, by Chaim Potok (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

Dashing Diamond Dick or the Tigers of Tombstone, by W.B. Lawson (a house name, perhaps the pen name of Theodore Dreiser)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor

Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos

The Death-Defying Pepper Roux, by Geraldine McCaughrean

Don’t Put Lipstick on the Cat, by Kersten Campbell

Dragonswood, by Janet Lee Carey

False Victim, by Kathie Truitt

Fat Farm, by Allen Carter

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose, illustrated by Scott Gustafson

First Light, by Rebecca Stead (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

The Frog Princess, by E.D. Baker

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente (This link takes you to the Bookish Women website, where I discussed the novel in depth for a book club.)

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

The Giver, by Lois Lowry (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale

Grace, by Elizabeth Scott

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman

The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe, by Kathie Truitt

I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett

I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen

Izzy, Willy-Nilly, by Cynthia Voigt

Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Leavitt

The Liberty Boys of ’76; or Fighting for Freedom, by Harry Moore (a pen name used by both Cecil Burleigh and Stephen Angus Douglas Cox; Cox wrote this particular installment in this dime novel series)

Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore

Malaeska; The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens

A Mango-Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass

Midnight in Austenland, by Shannon Hale

Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick

Nation, by Terry Pratchett

Nation, by Terry Pratchett (This link takes you to the Bookish Women website, where I discussed the novel in depth for a book club.)

Nation, by Terry Pratchett (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where I briefly review this novel.)

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Fairy, by Laura Amy Schlitz

Not in the Script, by Amy Finnegan

Old Fashioned Recipe Book: An Encyclopedia of Country Living, by Carla Emery

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, by Donna Gephart

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger

Plain Kate, by Erin Bow

The Prairie Bride or, the Squatter’s Triumph, by Mrs. Henry J. Thomas

Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George

The Queen’s Thief Series, by Megan Whalen Turner

The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Sixty-Eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone

Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

Tell Me a Story: 250 Great Books for Kids, by Grace Sandford

Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George

Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

Unusual Creatures, by Michael Hearst (This link takes you to the Bookshop Talk website, where this review is located.)

The Water Seeker, by Kimberly Willis Holt

The Wayside School series, by Louis Sachar

Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George (This link takes you to the Bookshop Talk website, where this review is located.)

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, by Elise Broach, illustrated by David Small

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple (This link takes you to the Bystander Magazine website, where this review is located.)

Witch Week, by Diana Wynne Jones