Book Reviews

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma Book Poster Image
age 5+
Cellist builds bridges in lovely tale of his life and work.
By Joanna Ho
(2021)
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Small Room , Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro Book Poster Image
age 5+
Relatable bio shows twins' success inspired by family.
By Monica Brown
(2021)
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The Christmas Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky holiday odyssey helps boy cope with loss and divorce.
By J. K. Rowling
(2021)
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Final Season Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lots of teamwork and action in touching football story.
By Tim Green
(2021)
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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Book Poster Image
age 5+
Vibrant celebration of heroes in African American history.
By Schele Williams
(2021)
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Soul Food Sunday Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Warm story shows Sundays as time for family, love, food.
By Winsome Bingham
(2021)
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We Are Family Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight to save their team in fun, light basketball tale.
By LeBron James, Andrea Williams
(2021)
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Sunny Makes a Splash: Sunny, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spunky girl gets summer job in charming graphic novel.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2021)
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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical, but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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Squirrel Do Bad: Trubble Town, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, slapstick graphic novel has kooky plot, word jokes.
By Stephan Pastis
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Black Boy Joy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming stories of Black boys by acclaimed Black authors.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book Poster Image
age 5+
Witty wordplay, lively barn animals mix in fun, jazzy tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2011)
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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Book Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz-loving bird helps girl build confidence in funny tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2020)
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Erik vs. Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, heartfelt story about a boy facing his fears.
By Christina Uss
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2021)
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Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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