Book Reviews

Dragons in a Bag [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.
By Zetta Elliott
(2018)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Diana and the Island of No Return: Wonder Woman Adventures, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Charm, action as future superhero fights to save her home.
By Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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The Dragon Egg Princess [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
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Gargantis: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense ramp up with discovery of ancient bottle.
By Thomas Taylor
(2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.
By Ben Hatke
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: Tristan Strong, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Weird Little Robots [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Alien Superstar, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Alien navigates Hollywood in funny, fast-paced series start.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2019)
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Odd Gods [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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The Curse of the Werepenguin [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, absurd adventure is full of heart ... and penguins.
By Allan Woodrow
(2019)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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