Book Reviews

Skunk and Badger, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Dragons in a Bag [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.
By Zetta Elliott
(2018)
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I Am Every Good Thing [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Pitch-perfect, body-positive puberty guide for young tweens.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2018)
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The Dragon Egg Princess [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
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Gargantis: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense ramp up with discovery of ancient bottle.
By Thomas Taylor
(2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Ways to Make Sunshine: Ryan Hart, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girl meets challenges with pluck in charming family tale.
By Renée Watson
(2020)
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The Queen Bee and Me [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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The Deceivers: Graystone Secrets, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Likable tweens explore another world in intriguing thriller.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2020)
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If We Were Giants [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Heart, thrills, tragedy, triumph in exciting eco-adventure.
By Dave Matthews, Clete Barrett Smith
(2020)
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The Only Black Girls in Town [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girls track down a secret in compelling, lighthearted tale.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Things Seen from Above [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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Love Your Body [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Uplifting book for tweens celebrates all kinds of bodies.
By Jessica Sanders
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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I Am Love [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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