Book Reviews

Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, witty novel tackles fatphobia, self-advocacy.
By Lisa Fipps
(2021)
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Oddity Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boisterous fantasy features vivid teen girl hero.
By Eli Brown
(2021)
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Welcome to Your Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Empowering, educational, gender-inclusive primer on periods.
By Yumi Stynes, Dr. Melissa Kang
(2021)
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Amber & Clay Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical, epic tale of ancient Greece is emotionally intense.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2021)
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Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Candid and inspiring memoir from a former First Lady.
By Michelle Obama
(2021)
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The Raconteur's Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Delightful, eerie stories reveal hidden truths.
By Kate Milford
(2021)
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Charlie Thorne and the Lost City: Charlie Thorne, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast, fun tale of young genius chasing Darwin's dark secret.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2021)
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Permanent Record: Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting spy memoir hits digital privacy, exposing secrets.
By Edward Snowden
(2021)
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The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges: The Fowl Twins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is full of wild characters and exciting exploits.
By Eoin Colfer
(2020)
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The Nightmare Thief, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story examines mind control, blackmail.
By Nicole Lesperance
(2021)
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful middle-grade mystery explores truth and honesty.
By David Levithan
(2021)
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Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(2021)
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C Is for Country Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Bright, playful alphabet book by the music star Lil Nas X.
By Lil Nas X
(2021)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Construction Site Mission: Demolition! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Truck team works hard to knock building down in fun tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2020)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Girl Giant and the Monkey King Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school girl uses trickster god's help in fun fantasy.
By Van Hoang
(2020)
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Brown Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Beautiful depiction of a family's colorful shades of love.
By Nancy Johnson James
(2020)
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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle schoolers uncover conspiracy in fun adventure.
By Sheela Chari
(2020)
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Pippa Park Raises Her Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming middle-grade novel about friendship and identity.
By Erin Yun
(2020)
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