Book Reviews

The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Clash of Beasts: Going Wild, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens battle archvillain in thrilling finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.
By Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin
(2015)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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Sanity & Tallulah Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively graphic novel offers smart-girl adventures in space.
By Molly Brooks
(2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(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 Magic Misfits, The Second Story: Magic Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2018)
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Love Like Sky Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of girl adjusting to being in blended family.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2018)
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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(2018)
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Twilight of the Elves: The Adventurers Guild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy sequel fueled by action, humor, zombie elves.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
(2018)
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
(2018)
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Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level Book Poster Image
age 8+
STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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