Book Reviews

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun sequel shows compromise beats conflict at playground.
By Jacky Davis
(2009)
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Ladybug Girl at the Beach Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun adventure lets Lulu face fears at her own pace.
By Jacky Davis
(2010)
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Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl tackles snow play in fun, imaginative tale.
By Jacky Davis
(2013)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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The Diabolic Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
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Hair Love Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Lively, loving celebration of a dad, daughter, and her hair.
By Matthew A. Cherry
(2019)
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Why? Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Girl stops supervillain in funny tale with powerful message.
By Adam Rex
(2019)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(2020)
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Transparent Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Invisible girl flees mob dad in inventive fantasy thriller.
By Natalie Whipple
(2013)
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Zeroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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Monster: Gone, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mutant mayhem gets a little repetitive in fast-paced sci-fi.
By Michael Grant
(2017)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen brings revolution to Gotham in vibrant graphic novel.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance: Legacy of Orisha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
African fantasy keeps up suspense in battle-heavy sequel.
By Tomi Adeyemi
(2019)
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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.
By Adam Silvera
(2020)
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Gotham High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen Batman heroes, villains clash in taut high school tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen hero protects refugees in timely graphic novel.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2020)
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Shatter Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense, poignant, and steamy dystopian thriller.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2011)
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The Clockwork Scarab Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
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