Book Reviews

Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible intro to Swedish teen climate activist's work.
By Valentina Camerini
(2019)
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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alarming story of teen's strike for climate change action.
By Jeanette Winter
(2019)
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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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What Miss Mitchell Saw Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb art adds to inspiring bio of 1800s female astronomer.
By Hayley Barrett
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Good Night, Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friends weather a storm together in reassuring bedtime tale.
By Alice Schertle
(2019)
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Días y días / Days and Days Book Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging art and spare text teach about seasons.
By Ginger Foglesong Guy
(2019)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animal superheroes battle creepy plants in zany sci-fi tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(2019)
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Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematican Katherine Johnson Book Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of trailblazing NASA mathematician.
By Katherine Johnson
(2019)
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