Book Reviews

One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Penny and Her Song Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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Olivia Bean Trivia Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
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Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
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Destiny, Rewritten Book Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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Picture Me Gone Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
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The Big Wet Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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Seven Stories Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
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Princess Grace Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
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The Secret Hum of a Daisy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Book Poster Image
age 10+
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
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How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome Book Poster Image
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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