Book Reviews

Tristan Strong Destroys the World: Tristan Strong, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen returns to land of African myth in rousing fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2020)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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Iggy Is Better Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Reckless boy doesn't learn lesson in funny, disastrous tale.
By Annie Barrows
(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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The War With Grandpa Book Poster Image
age 8+
War of wills tests a family in this funny classic.
By Robert Kimmel Smith
(1984)
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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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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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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(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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Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring history of the suffrage movement's women of color.
By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of the New York Times
(2020)
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How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively story of bold leaders in U.S. suffrage movement.
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(2020)
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Dragons in a Bag Book 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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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book 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 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charm, action as future superhero fights to save her home.
By Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pitch-perfect, body-positive puberty guide for young tweens.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2018)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kid learns the dangers of white privilege in powerful story.
By Anastasia Higginbotham
(2018)
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