Book Reviews

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Joyous look at the color brown in the world around us.
By Samara Cole Doyon
(2020)
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Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book shows drama and science of bee life cycle.
By Candace Fleming
(2021)
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I Am Benjamin Franklin: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, lively, info-packed intro to Founding Father.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(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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I Am Leonardo Da Vinci: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, kid-friendly intro to Italian Renaissance genius.
By Brad Meltzer
(2020)
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The Perfect Escape Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming romance highlights communication and integrity.
By Suzanne Park
(2020)
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What Miss Mitchell Saw Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb art adds to inspiring bio of 1800s female astronomer.
By Hayley Barrett
(2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe Book Poster Image
age 6+
Loads of lively animal info and a call to action for kids.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2019)
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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Scientific thinking saves the day in funny, kind adventure.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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age 14+
Funny coming-of-age tale of self-esteem issues and bullies.
By Scott Brown
(2019)
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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat rhymes tell amazing tale of scientist with autism.
By Julia Finley Mosca
(2017)
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I Am Neil Armstrong: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Science-rich picture bio tracks first "small step" on moon.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl invents a painting machine in fun story of engineering.
By Andrea Beaty
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Starry Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Swoon-worthy romantic dramedy is a must-read for teens.
By Jenn Bennett
(2018)
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Ada Lace Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Third-grader uses science to solve problems and mysteries.
By Emily Calandrelli
(2017)
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