Book Reviews

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery: Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wild sequel pits kids against shadowy group of villains.
By Ally Carter
(2021)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, witty novel tackles fatphobia, self-advocacy.
By Lisa Fipps
(2021)
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Merci Suárez Can't Dance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Merci deals with racism, family, boys in delightful sequel.
By Meg Medina
(2021)
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Amina's Song: Amina's Voice, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amina embraces heritage, helps refugees in charming tale.
By Hena Khan
(2021)
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Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls. Real Stories. Real Confidence. Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, relatable stories inspire girls to greatness.
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley
(2021)
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A Place to Hang the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bookish orphan sibs seek family in old-school WWII tale.
By Kate Albus
(2021)
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Red, White, and Whole Book Poster Image
age 9+
Emotional novel in verse follows 1983 Indian American teen.
By Rajani LaRocca
(2021)
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The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges: The Fowl Twins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is full of wild characters and exciting exploits.
By Eoin Colfer
(2020)
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The River of Sand: Epoca, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting second book in sports-themed fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2020)
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Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mysterious adventure at camp is fast, funny read for tweens.
By James Patterson, Martin Chatterton
(2021)
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The Nightmare Thief, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story examines mind control, blackmail.
By Nicole Lesperance
(2021)
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Unplugged Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids shake up tech-free wellness resort in fast-moving romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fairy tale romp explores adoption, bullying, magic.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.
By Colleen AF Venable
(2021)
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Hatch: The Overthrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Half-alien teens fight back in violent, overstuffed sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Unlocked: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short tale, long reference volume best for super fans.
By Shannon Messenger
(2020)
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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Middle schoolers uncover conspiracy in fun adventure.
By Sheela Chari
(2020)
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Pippa Park Raises Her Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming middle-grade novel about friendship and identity.
By Erin Yun
(2020)
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King and the Dragonflies Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautifully told coming-of-age tale full of grief and hope.
By Kacen Callender
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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