Book Reviews

Not So Pure and Simple [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious tale of teen sexual and romantic drama.
By Lamar Giles
(2020)
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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Beautiful graphic novel about relationships and self-worth.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Lovely, relatable story of toddler delaying going to sleep.
By Nikki Grimes
(2020)
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(2020)
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19 Love Songs [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional collection explores love from all angles.
By David Levithan
(2020)
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I Am Perfectly Designed [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle, loving tale of an affirming father-son relationship.
By Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown
(2019)
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Why? [node:content-type] 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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The Tenth Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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Roar Like a Dandelion [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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Fry Bread [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 3+
Lyrical tale shows role of special food in family, culture.
By Kevin Noble Maillard
(2019)
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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.
By Marie Kondo
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Días y días / Days and Days [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging art and spare text teach about seasons.
By Ginger Foglesong Guy
(2019)
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Grumpy Monkey [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 3+
Warm, funny lesson about a monkey’s bad mood.
By Suzanne Lang
(2018)
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Serpent & Dove [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Wickedly fun witch fantasy has hot romance, magic, violence.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2019)
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Heartwarming Christmas story set at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Mitali Perkins
(2019)
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Across the Bay [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 3+
Emotional but unlikely journey of boy in Old San Juan.
By Carlos Aponte
(2019)
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Three Cheers for Kid McGear! [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
New girl truck saves boy trucks in exciting rescue tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2019)
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Llama Llama Mess, Mess, Mess [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Llama gets a fun lesson in keeping things tidy at home.
By Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan
(2019)
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Like a Love Story [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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