Book Reviews

The Queen Bee and Me [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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The Good Thieves [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Beetle Boy, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, engaging mystery about a boy and his helpful beetles.
By M.G. Leonard
(2017)
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Saving Winslow [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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All the Wind in the World [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romance, touch of magic in futuristic wasteland.
By Samantha Mabry
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Moo [node:content-type] Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Hint of magic in absorbing 1,001 Nights-themed love story.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2015)
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The Winner's Kiss: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Winning trilogy ends on a more mature note.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2016)
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The Door by the Staircase [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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