Book Reviews

The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling, exciting, educational story of 2018 cave rescue.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2020)
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Lightbringer: Empirium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Epic, if overlong, finale is full of twists and violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2021)
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The Alphabet's Alphabet Book Poster Image
age 4+
In clever, creative book, alphabet is a family of letters.
By Chris Harris
(2021)
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Stella Díaz Has Something to Say: Stella Díaz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kindness helps bilingual girl with public speaking, friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2019)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving story captures besties' last day as neighbors.
By Meg Medina
(2020)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.
By Colleen AF Venable
(2021)
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On Account of the Gum Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of laughs and surprises in superb story of gum removal.
By Adam Rex
(2020)
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We Believe in You Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm, softly illustrated animals inspire and reassure.
By Beth Ferry
(2020)
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff -- The FULL Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dynamic art, clever text make for fun update of classic.
By Richard Jackson
(2020)
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Construction Site Mission: Demolition! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Truck team works hard to knock building down in fun tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2020)
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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 13+
Latina teen falls for English boy in sweet romance.
By Laura Taylor Namey
(2020)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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This Is My America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl pursues justice for father, brother in exciting novel.
By Kim Johnson
(2020)
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The Cousins Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens unlock a dark family secret in full-of-twists mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book shows drama and science of bee life cycle.
By Candace Fleming
(2021)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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