Book Reviews

The Lightness of Hands Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes: Pandava, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Aru learns about absent father in exciting installment.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2020)
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We Dream of Space Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2020)
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The Only Black Girls in Town Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls track down a secret in compelling, lighthearted tale.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change Book Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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I Believe I Can Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Poetic picture book encourages self-esteem and optimism.
By Grace Byers
(2020)
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Be Not Far from Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing survival tale of teen lost in the mountains.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2020)
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Deathless Divide: Dread Nation, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging, occasionally uneven finale to a great story.
By Justina Ireland
(2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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All Your Twisted Secrets Book Poster Image
age 14+
Twisty tale of teens trapped in deadly locked-room thriller.
By Diana Urban
(2020)
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The Phantom Twin Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Twin teens face sideshow life in haunting graphic novel.
By Lisa Brown
(2020)
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The Vanishing Deep Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.
By Astrid Scholte
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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We Could Be Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Edgy tale of boy with autism navigating school, friendship.
By Margaret Finnegan
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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Goodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book/Un Libro para Contar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bedtime classic turned into fun bilingual counting book.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2020)
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City Spies Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Diverse young, skilled misfits team up in exciting spy romp.
By James Ponti
(2020)
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Anna K: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of sex, drugs, partying in update of Tolstoy classic.
By Jenny Lee
(2020)
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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(2020)
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Things Seen from Above Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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