Book Reviews

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Ivy + Bean One Big Happy Family: Ivy + Bean, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Ivy tries to prove she's not "spoiled" in funny, warm tale.
By Annie Barrows
(2018)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
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My Journey to the Stars Book Poster Image
age 7+
Exciting memoir rockets future astronauts to space.
By Scott Kelly
(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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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
By Ishmael Beah
(2007)
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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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Geronimo Stilton Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun adventures of a nervous mouse and his wacky family.
By Elisabetta Dami
(2004)
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The Carver Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kids face challenges big and small in kind, engaging books.
By Karen English
(2014)
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Betsy-Tacy Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Trio of young friends grows up in beloved 1940s series.
By Maud Hart Lovelace
(1940)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
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Winterspell Book Poster Image
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age 16+
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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