Book Reviews

A Boy Called Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Death, gore, peril, and pee in traumatic Santa origin story.
By Matt Haig
(2016)
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Playing the Cards You're Dealt Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy faces his paternal legacy in heart-tugging tale.
By Varian Johnson
(2021)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny stuff for any kid who's ever been awful at a sport.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Dust & Grim Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sibs run funeral home for monsters in clever horror comedy.
By Chuck Wendig
(2021)
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A Tale of Sorcery: A Tale of Magic, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairies and fire demons vs. villains in wild page-turner.
By Chris Colfer
(2021)
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Room to Dream: Front Desk, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful story tackles racism, consent, and gentrification.
By Kelly Yang
(2021)
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The Beatryce Prophecy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively fable celebrates friendship, girl (and goat) power.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2021)
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Tristan Strong Keeps Punching: Tristan Strong, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantasy finale hits magical mark with suspenseful showdown.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2021)
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AstroNuts Mission Three: The Perfect Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
Silliness, time travel, saving the planet in wild finale.
By Jon Scieszka
(2021)
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Willodeen Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cheer-worthy fable of animals, friendship, ecosystems.
By Katherine Applegate
(2021)
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Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares: Paola Santiago, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second spooky fantasy keeps chills and thrills coming.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2021)
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Boots: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens fly planes, join superheroes in epic WWII battle.
By Kate Hannigan
(2021)
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Stowaway Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween and space pirates face perils in fast-moving epic.
By John David Anderson
(2021)
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Willa of Dark Hollow: Willa of the Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intense, exciting companion to environmental fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2021)
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Linked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Swastika in middle school launches complex, uneasy tale.
By Gordon Korman
(2021)
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Rez Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical celebration of culture, connection in time of COVID.
By Joseph Bruchac
(2021)
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The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sporty teen girls dive into ocean of fun and useful facts.
By Kim Dwinell
(2021)
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Roar of the Beast: The Cardboard Kingdom, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative kids fight Halloween monsters in clever adventure.
By Chad Sell
(2021)
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Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive Book Poster Image
age 9+
Further adventures of fairy tale hero are not too hot.
By Chris Colfer
(2021)
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Just Pretend Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Making fantasy fiction helps tween cope in heartfelt memoir.
By Tori Sharp
(2021)
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