Book Reviews

Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Brightly Burning Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Engaging reboot puts Jane Eyre in space.
By Alexa Donne
(2018)
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What If... Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Joyous celebration of a kid’s boundless creativity.
By Samantha Berger
(2018)
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Starry Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Swoon-worthy romantic dramedy is a must-read for teens.
By Jenn Bennett
(2018)
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Losers Bracket Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Families and worlds collide in gritty story of a foster kid.
By Chris Crutcher
(2018)
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The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self Book Poster Image
age 9+
Empowering advice to help girls discover their strength.
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley
(2018)
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Time Bomb Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive high school thriller marred by flat characters.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hamilton's early married life lacks romance-history balance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2018)
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Nexus: Zeroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superpowered teens hit New Orleans in superior thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2018)
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Sunny: Track, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Road Trip with Max and His Mom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun road trip sequel explores emotional effects of divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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Dread Nation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting alt-history post-Civil War zombie thriller.
By Justina Ireland
(2018)
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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Poster Image
age 7+
Meaty bio of RBG shows how she fought for women's rights.
By Kathleen Krull
(2018)
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In Search of Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen digs into mom's past in compelling coming-of-age tale.
By Ava Dellaira
(2018)
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Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris: Paris-Chien, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog helps homeless pup in charming Paris adventure.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2018)
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