Book Reviews

Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lady Gaga's solid collection spotlights acts of compassion.
By Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga
(2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Batman's future sidekick soars in early adventure.
By Michael Moreci
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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When Stars Are Scattered Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
(2020)
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The Oracle Code Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Commissioner Gordon's daughter rebels in twisty origin tale.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2020)
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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Go with the Flow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spot-on graphic novel about periods, activism, friendship.
By Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Book Poster Image
age 15+
Beautiful graphic novel about relationships and self-worth.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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Queen of the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave girl finds royal intrigue in detailed 1500s tale.
By Dylan Meconis
(2019)
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Sunny Rolls the Dice Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny graphic novel tale of friendship, '70s middle school.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2019)
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White Bird: A Wonder Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving WWII graphic novel has loss, offers hope for future.
By R.J. Palacio
(2019)
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Captain Underpants Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent series delights with action, wedgie jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen brings revolution to Gotham in vibrant graphic novel.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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