Book Reviews

What Happens Next Book Poster Image
age 10+
Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(2020)
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The Kingdom of Back Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mozart's sister steps up in witty historical fantasy.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Poster Image
age 10+
Humor, inclusion, kindness in heart-filled tale of grief.
By Leslie Connor
(2020)
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Almost American Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.
By Robin Ha
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of girl diving into her Dominican roots.
By Hilda Eunice Burgos
(2018)
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All Summer Long Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(2018)
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From Twinkle, with Love Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.
By Sandhya Menon
(2018)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
(2018)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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Shadowshaper: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2015)
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The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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