Book Reviews

Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny family story has warmth, sibling strife, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2021)
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The House That Wasn't There Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story of loss, friendship, and a mystery to solve.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2021)
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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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Firekeeper's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Native American teen vs. meth cartel in riveting thriller.
By Angeline Boulley
(2021)
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Endling #3: The Only Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stirring, triumphant finale to species extinction series.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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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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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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Nubia: Real One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wonder Woman's Black twin fights injustice in urgent tale.
By L. L. McKinney
(2021)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Girl and the Ghost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spellbinding story of ghosts, strong girls, and friendship.
By Hanna Alkaf
(2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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