Book Reviews

Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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The One and Only Bob: The One and Only Ivan, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Cheer-worthy tale of traumatized dog's quest for family.
By Katherine Applegate
(2020)
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intense, violent horror adventure is riveting and haunting.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2019)
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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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Bat and the Waiting Game Book Poster Image
age 7+
Story of boy on the spectrum explores feelings, challenges.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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A Boy Called Bat Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Gentle tale of animal-loving boy on the autism spectrum.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amazing bird rescue tale shows teamwork, high-tech science.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2017)
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Grand Canyon Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Informative, imaginative, gorgeous intro to natural history.
By Jason Chin
(2017)
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The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More action-focused sequel a win for Percy Jackson fans.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Frogkisser! Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Bold princess gets a silly nickname in fun questing tale.
By Garth Nix
(2017)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Precious Ramotswe Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kind, brave 9-year-old solves fun mysteries in Botswana.
By Alexander McCall Smith
(2012)
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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
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The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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Terror at Bottle Creek Book Poster Image
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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