Book Reviews

Cornbread & Poppy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship tale is full of suspense and surprises.
By Matthew Cordell
(2022)
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The Bone Spindle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting Sleeping Beauty flip has strong female leads.
By Leslie Vedder
(2022)
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Ain't Burned All the Bright Book Poster Image
age 12+
Emotional, artistic reflection on COVID, racial strife.
By Jason Reynolds
(2022)
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Strollercoaster Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dad gives daughter exciting ride in fresh pre-nap tale.
By Matt Ringler, Elaine Bay
(2021)
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When You Get the Chance Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun, heartwarming coming-of-age tale has "Mamma Mia!" twist.
By Emma Lord
(2022)
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The Excalibur Curse: Camelot Rising, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Female characters shine in sometimes slow finale.
By Kiersten White
(2021)
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Ben and Emma's Big Hit Book Poster Image
age 4+
Empathy, friendship for baseball-loving kid with dyslexia.
By Gavin Newsom, Ruby Shamir
(2021)
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We Shall Overcome Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful anthem and bold art tell story of Black activism.
By Bryan Collier
(2021)
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The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hilarious Gothic parody has mad monk, ghost, plucky heroine.
By Shaenon K. Garrity
(2021)
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The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian adventure has gore and gunfights.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2021)
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Light for All Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspiring tribute to Statue of Liberty and immigrants.
By Margarita Engle
(2021)
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Huda F Are You? Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Muslim teen tries to define herself in funny graphic novel.
By Huda Fahmy
(2021)
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¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful tale of crossing border bridge has Spanish vocab.
By Raul the Third
(2021)
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Amos McGee Misses the Bus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals help zookeeper get to work in heartwarming sequel.
By Philip C. Stead
(2021)
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Steelstriker: Skyhunter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Supersoldiers fight bloody battles in vivid dystopian tale.
By Marie Lu
(2021)
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Beasts of Prey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens ally across social boundaries in sweet fantasy novel.
By Ayana Gray
(2021)
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Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast: Interrupting Chicken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Chicken inserts cookies in nursery rhymes in funny sequel.
By David Ezra Stein
(2021)
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The Friendly Bookshelf Book Poster Image
age 4+
Story of brave little bookshelf has message of kindness.
By Katherine Brickley, Caroline Brickley
(2021)
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Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring story of young ballet dancer's leap into history.
By Charlotte Nebres
(2021)
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Carla and the Christmas Cornbread Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet story highlights a family's holiday tradition.
By Carla Hall
(2021)
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