Book Reviews

Poison for Breakfast Book Poster Image
age 14+
Philosophy, trickery in quirky meditation on mortality.
By Lemony Snicket
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet take on stress of picking the best Halloween costume.
By Jory John
(2021)
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In the Wild Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of friendship, loss, and new beginnings.
By Jeff Zentner
(2021)
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Tomatoes for Neela Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautifully illustrated tale shows love of food and family.
By Padma Lakshmi
(2021)
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Dark and Shallow Shadows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent supernatural thriller set deep in a Louisiana bayou.
By Ginny Myers Sain
(2021)
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Willodeen Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cheer-worthy fable of animals, friendship, ecosystems.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Hello (From Here) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Witty, sweet teen romance set in the early days of Covid.
By Chandler Baker, Wesley King
(2021)
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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engrossing look at first Latina Supreme Court justice.
By Meg Medina, Chelsea Clinton
(2021)
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The Downstairs Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chinese American teen fights prejudice in witty 1890s tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2019)
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Take Me With You When You Go Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional novel-in-emails reveals siblings' abuse, growth.
By Jennifer Niven, David Levithan
(2021)
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Squirrel Do Bad: Trubble Town, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, slapstick graphic novel has kooky plot, word jokes.
By Stephan Pastis
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Redemptor: Raybearer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Empress struggles to fulfill prediction in dazzling sequel.
By Jordan Ifueko
(2021)
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AfterMath Book Poster Image
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age 12+
School shooting haunts intense story of girl's grief.
By Emily Barth Isler
(2021)
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Run: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring continuation of Rep. John Lewis' biography.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2021)
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Black Boy Joy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming stories of Black boys by acclaimed Black authors.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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How We Fall Apart Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dies, selfish students cover up in flawed thriller.
By Katie Zhao
(2021)
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Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares: Paola Santiago, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second spooky fantasy keeps chills and thrills coming.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2021)
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Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous Book Poster Image
age 13+
YouTube star disconnects in hilarious coming-of-age tale.
By Suzanne Park
(2021)
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