Book Reviews

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 5+
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(2012)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Irreverent twists on fairy tales keep new readers guessing.
By Noah Z. Jones
(2014)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience Book Poster Image
age 5+
Uplifting book teaches mindfulness and facing your fears.
By Susan Verde
(2021)
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Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes: Juana & Lucas, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to big changes in sweet story.
By Juana Medina
(2021)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
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The Golden Lily: Bloodlines, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging Bloodlines sequel explores romance, friendship.
By Richelle Mead
(2012)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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Perfect Lies: Mind Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging mix of history, romance set in Revolutionary War.
By L.M. Elliott
(2018)
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Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, unforgettable collection of free-verse poems.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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Pride Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lyrical free-verse memoir set amid turbulent '60s and '70s.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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