Book Reviews

Chantress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine + exciting finish = fine tween/teen fantasy.
By Amy Butler Greenfield
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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Museum Box Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Curate collections, history with nifty archive tool.
URL: http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
(2013)
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A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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The Rabbi's Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Maid of Secrets: Maids of Honor, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2013)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Human species series is informative, dramatic, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Dust Bowl Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, disturbing tour through environmental devastation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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The Men Who Built America TV Poster Image
age 12+
Some violent images in well-done business tycoon miniseries.
Network: History
(2012)
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The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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American Colony: Meet the Hutterites TV Poster Image
age 12+
Inside look at religious group has some swearing, alcohol.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2012)
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