Book Reviews

Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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Waking the Monsters: Hilo Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gina steps up in fun-filled, action-packed volume.
By Judd Winick
(2018)
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animals aid robot journey in sequel tinged with human love.
By Peter Brown
(2018)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Readers choose heroes' fate in wildly creative fantasy.
By James Riley
(2017)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
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In Over Their Heads: Under Their Skin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Robot thriller wraps up neatly.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2017)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
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