Book Reviews

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Kitty Book Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl with cat-like superpowers has fun, daring adventures.
By Paula Harrison
(2019)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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The Curse of the Werepenguin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, absurd adventure is full of heart ... and penguins.
By Allan Woodrow
(2019)
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The Last Kids on Earth Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Post-apocalyptic romp has humor and heart, kids and zombies.
By Max Brallier
(2015)
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Bad Dad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gangsters, poop, lots of heart in zany British best-seller.
By David Walliams
(2019)
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Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny mishaps of battle-loving alien cat and kind boy.
By Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth
(2019)
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Max and the Midknights Book Poster Image
age 8+
Witty, deep, inclusive kids’ adventure in the Middle Ages.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2019)
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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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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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The 91-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frivolous friends try babysitting in rambling tale.
By Andy Griffiths
(2018)
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Evangeline of the Bayou Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting thrills and chills in mysterious supernatural tale.
By Jan Eldredge
(2018)
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Marge in Charge and the Stolen Treasure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Light, breezy stories in sequel about wacky babysitter.
By Isla Fisher
(2018)
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Princess Pulverizer Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Atypical princess story is spirited, funny, full of burps.
By Nancy Krulik
(2018)
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The Problim Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Misfit siblings feud with neighbor in fun but chaotic romp.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Adventures from the Land of Stories: The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty Book Poster Image
age 10+
Hilarious, weird, edgy companions to fairy tale series.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2017)
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