Book Reviews

Grandma's Gardens Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gardens hold sweet memories in gentle grandma story.
By Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
(2020)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Book Poster Image
age 5+
Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.
By Kim Smith
(2017)
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Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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Ada Twist, Scientist Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.
By Andrea Beaty
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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Little Shaq Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
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The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Book Poster Image
age 5+
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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