Book Reviews

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
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Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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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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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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How High the Moon Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl seeks family secrets in hopeful Jim Crow-era tale.
By Karyn Parsons
(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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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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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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The Queen Bee and Me Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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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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The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
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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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The Miseducation of Cameron Post Book Poster Image
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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