Book Reviews

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Diana and the Island of No Return: Wonder Woman Adventures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charm, action as future superhero fights to save her home.
By Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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The Dragon Egg Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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The Cobalt Prince: 5 Worlds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
New dangers, unexpected allies enliven galactic quest.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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The Wizards of Once Book Poster Image
age 8+
Winning combination of action and humor in fun fantasy.
By Cressida Cowell
(2017)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Positive messages mix with brand-name fun in villains' tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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The Princess and the Pearl: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pace slows even among witch doctor, pirates, sea monster.
By E.D. Baker
(2017)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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