Book Reviews

The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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So Many Sounds Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun exploration of everyday noises all around us.
By Tim McCanna
(2017)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Little Excavator Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover's delight.
By Anna Dewdney
(2017)
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Book Poster Image
age 2+
Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Wink Poppy Midnight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical, haunting novel casts a spell on readers.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2016)
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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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In the Town All Year 'Round Book Poster Image
age 2+
Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.
By Rotraut Susanne Berner
(2008)
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Moo! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Silly read turns kids into masters of social interpretation.
By David LaRochelle
(2013)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Why We Took the Car Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
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The Chaos Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
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Tiger Lily Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
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Sheep in a Jeep Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Funny things happen with a sheep behind the wheel.
By Nancy Shaw
(1988)
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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming bedtime book is magic for truck lovers.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2011)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1974)
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