Book Reviews

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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Julián at the Wedding Book Poster Image
age 3+
Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.
By Jessica Love
(2020)
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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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First Day Critter Jitters Book Poster Image
age 3+
Hilarious, fun book to soothe first-day-of-school nerves.
By Jory John
(2020)
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Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Book Poster Image
age 3+
Book about kindness is beautiful but preachy.
By Jessica Hische
(2020)
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I Am Perfectly Designed Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle, loving tale of an affirming father-son relationship.
By Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown
(2019)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(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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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship Book Poster Image
age 3+
Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.
By Marie Kondo
(2019)
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Grumpy Monkey Book 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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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(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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The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
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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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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(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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Be Kind Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Warm story shows big impact of simple acts of kindness.
By Pat Zietlow Miller
(2018)
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Home After Dark Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful graphic novel explores issues of abandonment.
By David Small
(2018)
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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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