Book Reviews

A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2020)
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes: History Comics, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids face deadly fire in vivid, informative graphic novel.
By Kate Hannigan
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, adventurous tale of young witch has depth, kindness.
By Eiko Kadono
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Rick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.
By Alex Gino
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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Rules for Being a Girl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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One Last Shot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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The Space Between Lost and Found Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt story of a girl losing her mom to Alzheimer's.
By Sandy Stark-McGinnis
(2020)
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The Lightness of Hands Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change Book Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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The Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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