Book Reviews

A Song of Frutas Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Poetic street vendor tale highlights connection to roots.
By Margarita Engle
(2021)
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Erik vs. Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, heartfelt story about a boy facing his fears.
By Christina Uss
(2021)
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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Light, Indian-dance-themed romance has positive messages.
By Nisha Sharma
(2021)
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Six Crimson Cranes Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fascinating fantasy steeped in East Asian folklore.
By Elizabeth Lim
(2021)
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Any Way the Wind Blows: Simon Snow Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Back to where it all began in funny, intense series finale.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2021)
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Linked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Swastika in middle school launches complex, uneasy tale.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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Best Nerds Forever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ghostly mystery has humor, sadness, and surprising depth.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Gearbreakers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen warriors fight giant robots in slam-bang adventure.
By Zoe Hana Mikuta
(2021)
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What We Devour Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Bloody tale of ruthless young woman, magic, court intrigue.
By Linsey Miller
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Take Me Home Tonight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic, fast-paced tale set in NYC highlights friendship.
By Morgan Matson
(2021)
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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2021)
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Summer in the City of Roses Book Poster Image
age 15+
Moving, sweet coming-of-ager with magical realism goes deep.
By Michelle Ruiz Keil
(2021)
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Rez Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical celebration of culture, connection in time of COVID.
By Joseph Bruchac
(2021)
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The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sporty teen girls dive into ocean of fun and useful facts.
By Kim Dwinell
(2021)
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Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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If You Come to Earth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle, colorful story explores welcoming aliens to Earth.
By Sophie Blackall
(2020)
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Minecraft: The Island Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clunky adventure story has life lessons for Minecraft fans.
By Max Brooks
(2019)
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Sunshine and the Full Moon Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging werewolf mystery has a refreshing, sporty spin.
By Jon Robinson
(2021)
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