By Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2013

Hollow Earth

Matt and Emily always had a deep connection to art, and to each other. The twins don’t realize just how unusual they are until their full powers are realized. Not only can they time travel through paintings, but they can bring things from the paintings to life. The heart-pounding plot, full of mythical creatures and imminent danger, will entice even the most reluctant of readers to turn off the TV. And the exposure to some of the biggest names in art may even tempt them to visit their local museum. (Aladdin Books, $12.91)