All Reviews

The Vanished: Shuri, A Black Panther Novel, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
African princess on engaging quest to rescue girl prodigies.
By Nic Stone
(2021)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bold princess shines in African superhero adventure.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(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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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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Rogue Knight: Five Kingdoms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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