Book Reviews

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
The Thing About Leftovers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween finds her footing in bittersweet post-divorce tale.
By C.C. Payne
(2016)
Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2016)
The League and the Lantern Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-paced thriller adds conspiracy to Abe Lincoln lore.
By Brian Wells
(2016)
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable story of Iranian girl in U.S. who wants to fit in.
By Firoozeh Dumas
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heart-stopping true story of students who resisted Nazis.
By Russell Freedman
(2016)
Wolf Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
Raymie Nightingale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tragedy, triumph, and wisdom in funny, heartfelt tween tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2016)
Lumberjanes, Vol 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky, action-packed camp adventures promote girl power.
By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters
(2015)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
The After-Room: The Apothecary Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)

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