Book Reviews

AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely superheroes go on zany, funny eco-themed quest.
By Jon Scieszka
(2020)
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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family secrets fuel lively tale of trying to fit in.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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The Firebird Song Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mythic coming-of-age adventure pits hope against fear.
By Arnée Flores
(2021)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.
By Graci Kim
(2021)
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Last Gate of the Emperor Book Poster Image
age 8+
Afrofuturistic adventure hits its targets for sci-fi fans.
By Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen
(2021)
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Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body Book Poster Image
age 8+
Podcast hosts' hilarious, superb body book for kids, tweens.
By Mindy Thomas, Guy Raz
(2021)
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The Messengers: The Greystone Secrets, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids crack codes on coins in clever series conclusion.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2021)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild scares and laughs for Wimpy Kid fans.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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Endling #3: The Only Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stirring, triumphant finale to species extinction series.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Simon B. Rhymin' Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun novel about boy whose creativity sparks his empathy.
By Dwayne Reed
(2021)
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Amari and the Night Brothers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.
By B.B. Alston
(2021)
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The Lion of Mars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween sci-fi adventure shows value of community.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling, exciting, educational story of 2018 cave rescue.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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The Willoughbys Return Book Poster Image
age 8+
Darkly funny, fast read weaves together families with wit.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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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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The Girl and the Ghost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spellbinding story of ghosts, strong girls, and friendship.
By Hanna Alkaf
(2020)
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Kenny & the Book of Beasts: Kenny & the Dragon, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rabbit and friends' adventures make for fast, fun sequel.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2020)
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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen girl detective is a fun twist on famous family name.
By Nancy Springer
(2007)
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