Book Reviews

Roar of the Beast: The Cardboard Kingdom, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative kids fight Halloween monsters in clever adventure.
By Chad Sell
(2021)
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Truly Tyler: Emmie & Friends, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced graphic novel tackles bullying and peer pressure.
By Terri Libenson
(2021)
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Merci Suárez Can't Dance: Merci Suárez, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Merci deals with racism, family, boys in delightful sequel.
By Meg Medina
(2021)
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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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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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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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All the Greys on Greene Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl copes with mom's depression in colorful '80s mystery.
By Laura Tucker
(2019)
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What Is the Story of? Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly deep, interesting look at beloved characters.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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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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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide.
By Vashti Harrison
(2018)
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring stories celebrate difference and bold vision.
By Ben Brooks
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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Not So Normal Norbert Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.
By James Patterson, Joey Green
(2018)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book Poster Image
age 8+
The blues and forgiveness fuel emotional family grief tale.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2017)
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The Great Treehouse War Book Poster Image
age 9+
Zany kids-vs.-parents tale is set against a tough divorce.
By Lisa Graff
(2017)
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring poems about Latinos who excelled in their fields.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
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