Book Reviews

The Gallery Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(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)
Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(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)
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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)
Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
The Dumbest Idea Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
Starstruck Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
By Rachel Shukert
(2013)
Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)