Book Reviews

I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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One Last Shot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sports-themed magical fantasy values teamwork, character.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2019)
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Legacy and the Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tennis and magic mix in solid fantasy series start.
By Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant
(2019)
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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Mascot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween's humor lifts story about grief, physical injury.
By Antony John
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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The Nameless City Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens fight to save city in action-packed graphic novel.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2016)
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Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully Book Poster Image
age 5+
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2009)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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Hothead Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
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