Book Reviews

The Last Cuentista Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl preserves history on new planet in fresh sci-fi twist.
By Donna Barba Higuera
(2021)
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How to Find What You're Not Looking For Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable, intimate exploration of ethnic identity.
By Veera Hiranandani
(2021)
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Pony Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school Western meets ghost story in heart-filled quest.
By R.J. Palacio
(2021)
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Pax: Journey Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and fox struggle, heal in gripping, heart-filled sequel.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2021)
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Dead Wednesday Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Book about dead teens promotes exploration of empathy.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2021)
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Best Nerds Forever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ghostly mystery has humor, sadness, and surprising depth.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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The Hidden Knife Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic fantasy world, cool gargoyles, but rushed story.
By Melissa Marr
(2021)
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Force of Fire: A Kingdom Beyond Novel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Demon-girl adventure has wackiness and heart.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2021)
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The Memory Thief: Thirteen Witches, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ghostly series start celebrates friends, storytelling.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2021)
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Miles Morales: Shock Waves: Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen superhero helps Puerto Rico in fun graphic novel.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2021)
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Thrive: The Overthrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Nonstop action and mayhem in alien-invasion finale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2021)
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We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance Book Poster Image
age 10+
Extraordinary true stories of bravery, defiance, and hope.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2021)
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The Raconteur's Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Delightful, eerie stories reveal hidden truths.
By Kate Milford
(2021)
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Permanent Record: Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting spy memoir hits digital privacy, exposing secrets.
By Edward Snowden
(2021)
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The Nightmare Thief, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story examines mind control, blackmail.
By Nicole Lesperance
(2021)
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Just Like That Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Warm boarding school grief tale has some gory violence.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2021)
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Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(2021)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Pippa Park Raises Her Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming middle-grade novel about friendship and identity.
By Erin Yun
(2020)
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