Book Reviews

Paradise on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl heals from trauma, beats fears in triumphant novel.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2021)
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave, noble girl fights for family in fun fantasy romp.
By Madeleine Roux
(2021)
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Fast Pitch Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl seeks championship and the truth in gripping story.
By Nic Stone
(2021)
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City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Curious kids care for baby water dragon in fun adventure.
By Jaimal Yogis
(2021)
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The Last Chance for Logan County: Legendary Alston Boys, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Feisty detectives fight monsters in wacky adventure.
By Lamar Giles
(2021)
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Shadowghast: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series keeps up spooky suspense as townsfolk go missing.
By Thomas Taylor
(2021)
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The Christmas Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky holiday odyssey helps boy cope with loss and divorce.
By J. K. Rowling
(2021)
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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical, but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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Squirrel Do Bad: Trubble Town, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, slapstick graphic novel has kooky plot, word jokes.
By Stephan Pastis
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Black Boy Joy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming stories of Black boys by acclaimed Black authors.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Erik vs. Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, heartfelt story about a boy facing his fears.
By Christina Uss
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2021)
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Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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Minecraft: The Island Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clunky adventure story has life lessons for Minecraft fans.
By Max Brooks
(2019)
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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family secrets fuel lively tale of trying to fit in.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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Marcus Makes a Movie Book Poster Image
age 8+
Story of friendship and filmmaking has humor and real depth.
By Kevin Hart
(2021)
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