Book Reviews

Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Short Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Small girl grows inside in funny, inspiring theater tale.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2017)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2017)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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Where the Watermelons Grow Book Poster Image
age 8+
Book about mental illness in family is real yet reassuring.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2018)
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A Good Kind of Trouble Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl learns to be brave in triumphant coming-of-age tale.
By Lisa Moore Ramée
(2019)
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Extraordinary Birds Book Poster Image
age 8+
Foster kid learns to trust in beautiful, heartfelt story.
By Sandy Stark-McGinnis
(2019)
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Jaclyn Hyde Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.
By Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
(2019)
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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
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The Season of Styx Malone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of friendship and adventure.
By Kekla Magoon
(2018)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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Moonpenny Island Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
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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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