Book Reviews

Word of Mouse Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting, funny tale of blue mouse packs positive messages.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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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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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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Malcolm Under the Stars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
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Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
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Amulet Keepers: TombQuest, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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The Penderwicks in Spring Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
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Hero Book Poster Image
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
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Bite-Sized Magic: Bliss, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
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Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
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Elvis and the Underdogs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
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A Dash of Magic: Bliss, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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