Book Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alarming story of teen's strike for climate change action.
By Jeanette Winter
(2019)
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Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut.
By StacyPlays
(2018)
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The Witch Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.
By Molly Ostertag
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Broken Pride: Bravelands, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intense, sometimes violent start to rich, vivid animal saga.
By Erin Hunter
(2017)
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Panda-monium: FunJungle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively zoo whodunit takes on animal welfare, trafficking.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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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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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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The Naughty List Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
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A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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