Book Reviews

Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Book Poster Image
age 3+
A ghostly sweet tale of courage and friendship.
By Flavia Z. Drago
(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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The Electric Heir: Feverwake, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Intense, romantic sci-fi tackles mature issues.
By Victoria Lee
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(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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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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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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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(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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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
(2018)
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Damsel Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.
By Elana K. Arnold
(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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Goldfish Ghost Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Lonely ghost fish finds a friend in charming seaside tale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2017)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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The Nonsense Show Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bright, silly scenes of world turned upside down.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
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Leo: A Ghost Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
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Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cat plays Tooth Fairy in bid to meet her in funny romp.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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Winterspell Book Poster Image
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age 16+
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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