Book Reviews

Black Brother, Black Brother Book Poster Image
age 8+
Boy challenges school bully in exciting sports story.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2020)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Stephen Curry: Epic Athletes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breezy biography tracks the rise of an NBA superstar.
By Dan Wetzel
(2019)
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Bad Dad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gangsters, poop, lots of heart in zany British best-seller.
By David Walliams
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl bikes across the U.S. in quirky road-trip adventure.
By Christina Uss
(2018)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(2017)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth: Lowriders in Space, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends wrestle Aztec god in vibrant, zany graphic novel.
By Cathy Camper
(2016)
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Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Roller Girl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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Get Mooned: Joey & Johnny, the Ninjas, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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Hit & Miss Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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The Contract Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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