Book Reviews

Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fresh, wacky take on first-day-of school jitters.
By Mo Willems
(2019)
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The Art of Breaking Things Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling story of teen sex assault, healing power of art.
By Laura Sibson
(2019)
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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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The King of Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun tale pictures a kid's royally good first day of school.
By Derrick Barnes
(2019)
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Monstress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Girl seeks revenge in compelling graphic novel fantasy.
By Marjorie Liu
(2016)
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Brave Face:  A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gripping look at boy's struggle with depression, coming out.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2019)
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The Sad Little Fact Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wry, whimsical story of "facts" and their fake counterparts.
By Jonah Winter
(2019)
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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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High Five Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Uneven rhymes make silly hand-slapping contest less fun.
By Adam Rubin
(2019)
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Tomorrow Most Likely Book Poster Image
age 3+
Boy predicts next day's adventures in offbeat bedtime book.
By Dave Eggers
(2019)
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Hush, Little Bunny Book Poster Image
age 3+
Papa bunny protects his little one in sweet spring tale.
By David Ezra Stein
(2019)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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A Piglet Named Mercy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute picture book origin story of popular series pig.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2019)
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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet tale of small-armed dino striving to cheer up friend.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2019)
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Barely Missing Everything Book Poster Image
age 15+
Eye-opening tale of Latinx teen boys facing racism, despair.
By Matt Mendez
(2019)
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One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun counting book introduces Latinx culture, Spanish words.
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2019)
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Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute dino and friend face their fear together in sweet tale.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2020)
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