Book Reviews

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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War Stories [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively, nuanced D-Day story of tween and war hero.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes: History Comics, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Kids face deadly fire in vivid, informative graphic novel.
By Kate Hannigan
(2020)
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Kiki's Delivery Service [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, adventurous tale of young witch has depth, kindness.
By Eiko Kadono
(2020)
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Efrén Divided [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
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age 9+
Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.
By Alex Gino
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Call Me Floy [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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Shuri: A Black Panther Novel [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Bold princess shines in African superhero adventure.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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One Last Shot [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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Twilight Hauntings: Enchanter's Child, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Mild magical fantasy has sweet and quirky characters.
By Angie Sage
(2020)
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When I Hit the Road [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Girl's road trip with grandma is fast, fun, meaningful.
By Nancy J. Cavanaugh
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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The Space Between Lost and Found [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt story of a girl losing her mom to Alzheimer's.
By Sandy Stark-McGinnis
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes: Pandava, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Aru learns about absent father in exciting installment.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2020)
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We Dream of Space [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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