Book Reviews

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Book Poster Image
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
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Homeland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tense hacker adventure tackles government spying on public.
By Cory Doctorow
(2013)
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Flora and the Flamingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl makes a feathered friend in whimsical, wordless outing.
By Molly Idle
(2013)
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Wild Awake Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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Mix It Up! Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Delightful book reveals the magic of mixing colors.
By Hervé Tullet
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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The Wonderful Things You Will Be Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
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Night of Cake & Puppets: Daughter of Smoke & Bone Book Poster Image
age 14+
Re-release of romantic series companion adds keen art.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Speak: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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Hold Still Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Stunning, hopeful story about healing from loss.
By Nina LaCour
(2009)
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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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Flora and the Peacocks Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous look at negotiating a three-way friendship.
By Molly Idle
(2016)
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I'll Give You the Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart, funny, and informative chronology of rap history.
By Shea Serrano
(2015)
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Rupert Can Dance Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Endearing tale of exuberant twinkle toes and a dancing cat.
By Jules Feiffer
(2014)
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
age 3+
Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell
(2018)
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The Bronzed Beasts: The Gilded Wolves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Venice-set finale combines thrills and depth.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2021)
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