Book Reviews

The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky fantasy will keep readers guessing until the end.
By Holly Black
(2018)
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Ellie, Engineer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl solves boys-vs.-girls dispute in smart series start.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyful, foot-tapping celebration of fresh haircut, culture.
By Derrick Barnes
(2017)
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Book Poster Image
age 13+
Positivity, charm, laughs from popular YouTubers.
By Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
(2017)
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Wild Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lush, lyrical magical realism tale of love and family curse.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2017)
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Bad Kitty Camp Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly identity mix-up reveals sweet lesson on getting along.
By Nick Bruel
(2018)
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Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amazing bird rescue tale shows teamwork, high-tech science.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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Escape from Aleppo Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping, moving tale of Syrian teen fleeing war-torn city.
By N. H. Senzai
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Biracial teen learns to love herself in heartbreaking novel.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2017)
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Love Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
(2017)
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Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Vivid photos, clear text bring heroic protest to life.
By Larry Dane Brimner
(2018)
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.
By Anna Meriano
(2018)
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Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple bio of first African-American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
(2018)
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Love and Other Train Wrecks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Road trip romance is engaging, sometimes predictable.
By Leah Konen
(2018)
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The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes Book Poster Image
age 6+
Clever twist on classic tale adds dimension and great art.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2017)
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Before I Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen investigates friend's death in spine-tingling mystery.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2018)
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