Book Reviews

Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, witty novel tackles fatphobia, self-advocacy.
By Lisa Fipps
(2021)
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Charlie Thorne and the Lost City: Charlie Thorne, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast, fun tale of young genius chasing Darwin's dark secret.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2021)
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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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King and the Dragonflies Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautifully told coming-of-age tale full of grief and hope.
By Kacen Callender
(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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The Map of Stars: York, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wild, imaginative finale of alt-New York fantasy series.
By Laura Ruby
(2020)
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Gold Rush Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.
By Avi
(2020)
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What Happens Next Book Poster Image
age 10+
Anorexia, ballet, and sisterhood meld in uneven tale.
By Claire Swinarski
(2020)
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Birdie and Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense story of orphans' search for family, acceptance.
By J. M. M. Nuanez
(2020)
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The One and Only Bob: The One and Only Ivan, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Cheer-worthy tale of traumatized dog's quest for family.
By Katherine Applegate
(2020)
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Echo Mountain Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.
By Lauren Wolk
(2020)
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When Stars Are Scattered Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
(2020)
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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(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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A Home for Goddesses and Dogs Book Poster Image
age 10+
Humor, inclusion, kindness in heart-filled tale of grief.
By Leslie Connor
(2020)
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96 Miles Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids seek safety in riveting tale of post-disaster trek.
By J. L. Esplin
(2020)
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Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, graphic story of boy with facial differences.
By Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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