Book Reviews

Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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Front Desk Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Immigrant kid tackles racism, bullying in powerful tale.
By Kelly Yang
(2018)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Slow Burn:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.
By Tommy Wallach
(2018)
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The Magic Misfits, The Second Story: Magic Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2018)
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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(2018)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Broken Things Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Page-turning murder mystery focuses on friendship, fandom.
By Lauren Oliver
(2018)
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Tight Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado
(2018)
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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan uses science to save world in fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2018)
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Analee, In Real Life Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fake-relationship comedy is fun for romance fans.
By Janelle Milanes
(2018)
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Dry
age 12+
Gripping disaster novel imagines California without water.
By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
(2018)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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Pride Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
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A Heart in a Body in the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional story of girl's journey after tragedy.
By Deb Caletti
(2018)
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2018)
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Seafire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Swashbuckling all-girl crew fuels thrilling dystopian tale.
By Natalie C. Parker
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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