Book Reviews

The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges: The Fowl Twins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is full of wild characters and exciting exploits.
By Eoin Colfer
(2020)
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The Nightmare Thief, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story examines mind control, blackmail.
By Nicole Lesperance
(2021)
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful middle-grade mystery explores truth and honesty.
By David Levithan
(2021)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff -- The FULL Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dynamic art, clever text make for fun update of classic.
By Richard Jackson
(2020)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Girl Giant and the Monkey King Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle school girl uses trickster god's help in fun fantasy.
By Van Hoang
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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Octopus Stew Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 4+
Loving fantasy tale of gender, identity, and acceptance.
By Kai Cheng Thom
(2017)
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Lift Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sibling rivalry softens amid rich images, magic elevator.
By Minh Le
(2020)
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Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death: Ronan Boyle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More gross, wacky, hysterical fun in Ronan's rescue quest.
By Thomas Lennon
(2020)
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Race to the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
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The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intrepid tweens hunt down kidnappers in intriguing mystery.
By Kate Milford
(2020)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Sunny Rolls the Dice Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny graphic novel tale of friendship, '70s middle school.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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