Book Reviews

The House That Wasn't There Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story of loss, friendship, and a mystery to solve.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2021)
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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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We Became Jaguars Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colorful, imaginative adventure blends reality and fantasy.
By Dave Eggers
(2021)
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Measuring Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong Asian girl drives quick, tasty cooking drama.
By Lily LaMotte
(2020)
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Endling #3: The Only Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stirring, triumphant finale to species extinction series.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Simon B. Rhymin' Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun novel about boy whose creativity sparks his empathy.
By Dwayne Reed
(2021)
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Root Magic Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl discovers her power in tender fantasy novel.
By Eden Royce
(2021)
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A Wish in the Dark Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dazzling, Thai-inspired riff on Les Mis has big heart.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2021)
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A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Book Poster Image
age 5+
Powerful poem reflects on Black Americans' emotional story.
By Zetta Elliott
(2021)
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Amari and the Night Brothers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.
By B.B. Alston
(2021)
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Shaking Up the House Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, prank-filled story set in White House has tween appeal.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(2021)
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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(2021)
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WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Daring Irish girls use magic to save wolves in lively tale.
By Samuel Sattin, Tomm Moore
(2020)
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The Lion of Mars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween sci-fi adventure shows value of community.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling, exciting, educational story of 2018 cave rescue.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2020)
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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving story captures besties' last day as neighbors.
By Meg Medina
(2020)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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The Girl and the Ghost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spellbinding story of ghosts, strong girls, and friendship.
By Hanna Alkaf
(2020)
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