Book Reviews

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Book Poster Image
age 12+
Villainous Faerie prince returns in charming prequel/sequel.
By Holly Black
(2020)
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Dragons and Marshmallows: Zoey and Sassafras, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl solves fun mystery with science, magic, and her cat.
By Asia Citro
(2017)
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Kitty Book Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl with cat-like superpowers has fun, daring adventures.
By Paula Harrison
(2019)
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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.
By James Patterson, Steven Butler
(2018)
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It’s Not Easy Being Mimi: Mimi's World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship tale has sweet message, some gender stereotypes.
By Linda Davick
(2018)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.
By Ashley Poston
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Tales of the Peculiar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.
By Ransom Riggs
(2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Nate the Great Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
(2016)
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The Adventures of Sophie Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cheerful stories about animal friends' kindness and honesty.
By Poppy Green
(2015)
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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Shelter Pet Squad Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat, fun adventures spotlight kind, animal-loving kids.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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The Story of Diva and Flea Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful art befits charming friendship story set in Paris.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
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Mummy Cat Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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