Book Reviews

When You Trap a Tiger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Superb family tale of loss has mystery, folklore, sadness.
By Tae Keller
(2020)
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Root Magic Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl discovers her power in tender fantasy novel.
By Eden Royce
(2021)
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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Book Poster Image
age 8+
Illuminating retelling of a tragic American event.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2021)
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A Wish in the Dark Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dazzling, Thai-inspired riff on Les Mis has big heart.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2021)
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Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, satirical theme park adventure on colorful pages.
By Nick Bruel
(2020)
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Amari and the Night Brothers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.
By B.B. Alston
(2021)
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Shaking Up the House Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, prank-filled story set in White House has tween appeal.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(2021)
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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(2021)
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WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Daring Irish girls use magic to save wolves in lively tale.
By Samuel Sattin, Tomm Moore
(2020)
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The Lion of Mars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween sci-fi adventure shows value of community.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling, exciting, educational story of 2018 cave rescue.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2020)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tales of inspiring people, awful racism in nuanced history.
By Kathleen Krull
(2020)
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Cat Kid Comic Club Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent characters share poop jokes, life lessons.
By Dav Pilkey
(2020)
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The Willoughbys Return Book Poster Image
age 8+
Darkly funny, fast read weaves together families with wit.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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Tristan Strong Destroys the World: Tristan Strong, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen returns to land of African myth in rousing fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2020)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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Iggy Is Better Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Reckless boy doesn't learn lesson in funny, disastrous tale.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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