Book Reviews

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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Every Night Is Pizza Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Playful story, vibrant images encourage trying new foods.
By J. Kenji López-Alt
(2020)
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Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny take on sleepovers has insight, great illustrations.
By Suzanne Lang
(2020)
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Grown Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2020)
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Cannonball Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Warm story of individuality and achieving a perfect splash.
By Sacha Cotter
(2020)
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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures Book Poster Image
age 3+
Lovely, relatable story of toddler delaying going to sleep.
By Nikki Grimes
(2020)
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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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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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Días y días / Days and Days Book Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging art and spare text teach about seasons.
By Ginger Foglesong Guy
(2019)
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Across the Bay Book 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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Kingsbane: Empirium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Thrilling, long sequel is full of steamy romance, violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2019)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
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The Only Fish in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 3+
Strong, spunky girl takes lead in quirky rescue tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Touch the Earth Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cartoony mix of fun and soft science in environmental tale.
By Julian Lennon, Bart Davis
(2017)
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Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs: Groovy Joe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dog story about sharing by Pete the Cat creator.
By Eric Litwin
(2002)
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If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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