Book Reviews

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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Ashlords Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Alchemy and magical horses star in solid dystopian tale.
By Scott Reintgen
(2020)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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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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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(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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The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(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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Riding Chance Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
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Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, thought-provoking look at showman and his era.
By Candace Fleming
(2016)
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Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
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When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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