Book Reviews

The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl with cerebral palsy conquers challenges in moving tale.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Ghost: Track, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
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Things Not Seen Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
A teen wrote this engrossing fantasy story.
By Christopher Paolini
(2003)
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