Book Reviews

The Last Chance for Logan County: Legendary Alston Boys, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Feisty detectives fight monsters in wacky adventure.
By Lamar Giles
(2021)
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Shadowghast: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series keeps up spooky suspense as townsfolk go missing.
By Thomas Taylor
(2021)
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The Christmas Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky holiday odyssey helps boy cope with loss and divorce.
By J. K. Rowling
(2021)
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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical, but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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Squirrel Do Bad: Trubble Town, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, slapstick graphic novel has kooky plot, word jokes.
By Stephan Pastis
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Black Boy Joy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming stories of Black boys by acclaimed Black authors.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Minecraft: The Island Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clunky adventure story has life lessons for Minecraft fans.
By Max Brooks
(2019)
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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family secrets fuel lively tale of trying to fit in.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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The Firebird Song Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mythic coming-of-age adventure pits hope against fear.
By Arnée Flores
(2021)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.
By Graci Kim
(2021)
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Last Gate of the Emperor Book Poster Image
age 8+
Afrofuturistic adventure hits its targets for sci-fi fans.
By Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen
(2021)
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Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body Book Poster Image
age 8+
Podcast hosts' hilarious, superb body book for kids, tweens.
By Mindy Thomas, Guy Raz
(2021)
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The Messengers: The Greystone Secrets, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids crack codes on coins in clever series conclusion.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2021)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild scares and laughs for Wimpy Kid fans.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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Endling #3: The Only Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stirring, triumphant finale to species extinction series.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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