Book Reviews

Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Let the Storm Break: Sky Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Threatened Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Vitro Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
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The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
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Inhuman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
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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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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, 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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Let the Sky Fall Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ponderous backstory bogs down "air elemental" romance.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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