Book Reviews

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
Queen of Likes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lighthearted but memorable look at social media addiction.
By Hillary Homzie
(2016)
In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World Book Poster Image
age 13+
YouTuber's heartfelt memoir recalls bullies, alcoholic mom.
By Joey Graceffa
(2016)
Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire:  The World of Dan and Phil Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
Little Shaq Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
Goodbye Stranger Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
Extraordinary Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
Dory and the Real True Friend: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
The Education of Ivy Blake Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
I Am Princess X Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
Ruby on the Outside Book Poster Image
age 8+
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
The Rat with the Human Face:  The Qwikpick Papers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
The Imaginary Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)

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