Book Reviews

Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Guts Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, sensitive account of dealing with bathroom anxiety.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2019)
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book Poster Image
age 9+
First-rate, spellbinding story of misfit girl who's magic.
By Jessica Townsend
(2017)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Stray dog helps lonely girl find friends in lovely tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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Code Name Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
(2018)
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