Book Reviews

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer Book Poster Image
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
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Amelia Bedelia Means Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
By Herman Parish
(2013)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy + Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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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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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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Watched Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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There's Something About Sweetie Book Poster Image
age 12+
It's what's on the inside that matters in sweet romcom.
By Sandhya Menon
(2019)
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The Guinevere Deception: Camelot Rising, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Arthur's fair maiden freshly reimagined as powerful witch.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable true story of boy sent to death camp at age 4.
By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
(2017)
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The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting bio reveals the dark side of an American hero.
By Candace Fleming
(2020)
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Of Curses and Kisses: Rosetta Academy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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