Book Reviews

"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
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Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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Other Words for Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Hopeful, relatable story of Syrian refugee in middle school.
By Jasmine Warga
(2019)
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Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematican Katherine Johnson Book Poster Image
age 10+
Must-read true story of trailblazing NASA mathematician.
By Katherine Johnson
(2019)
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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2020)
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Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(2021)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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P.S. Be Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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