Book Reviews

The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
Treasure on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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)
Revenge of Superstition Mountain: Superstition Mountain Mysteries, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
Wheels of Change Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece) Book Poster Image
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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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