Book Reviews

The Thing About Leftovers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween finds her footing in bittersweet post-divorce tale.
By C.C. Payne
(2016)
A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
Ida, Always Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Heartrending, hopeful story of farewell to dying friend.
By Caron Levis
(2016)
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
A Whole New Ballgame: Rip and Red, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
The Goodbye Book Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
The Question of Miracles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
Unbroken Book Poster Image
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age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
Infinite Sky Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
Loud Awake and Lost Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
JFK Book Poster Image
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)

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