Book Reviews

Room to Dream: Front Desk, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful story tackles racism, consent, and gentrification.
By Kelly Yang
(2021)
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The Last Cuentista Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl preserves history on new planet in fresh sci-fi twist.
By Donna Barba Higuera
(2021)
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The Beatryce Prophecy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively fable celebrates friendship, girl (and goat) power.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2021)
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How to Find What You're Not Looking For Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable, intimate exploration of ethnic identity.
By Veera Hiranandani
(2021)
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Tristan Strong Keeps Punching: Tristan Strong, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantasy finale hits magical mark with suspenseful showdown.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Pony Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school Western meets ghost story in heart-filled quest.
By R.J. Palacio
(2021)
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Pax: Journey Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and fox struggle, heal in gripping, heart-filled sequel.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Three: The Perfect Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
Silliness, time travel, saving the planet in wild finale.
By Jon Scieszka
(2021)
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The Last Mirror on the Left: Alston Boys, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky sci-fi adventure spotlights teen sleuths.
By Lamar Giles
(2020)
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Willodeen Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cheer-worthy fable of animals, friendship, ecosystems.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares: Paola Santiago, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second spooky fantasy keeps chills and thrills coming.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2021)
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Boots: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens fly planes, join superheroes in epic WWII battle.
By Kate Hannigan
(2021)
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Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful book of photojournalism covers BLM's roots.
By Veronica Chambers
(2021)
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Stowaway Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween and space pirates face perils in fast-moving epic.
By John David Anderson
(2021)
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Willa of Dark Hollow: Willa of the Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intense, exciting companion to environmental fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2021)
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Linked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Swastika in middle school launches complex, uneasy tale.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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Best Nerds Forever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ghostly mystery has humor, sadness, and surprising depth.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Rez Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical celebration of culture, connection in time of COVID.
By Joseph Bruchac
(2021)
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The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sporty teen girls dive into ocean of fun and useful facts.
By Kim Dwinell
(2021)
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Roar of the Beast: The Cardboard Kingdom, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative kids fight Halloween monsters in clever adventure.
By Chad Sell
(2021)
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