Book Reviews

The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
The Airport Book Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.
By Lisa Brown
(2016)
Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
Thunder Boy Jr. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
Miles Is a Mighty Brothersaurus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive sibling tale underscores "be yourself" theme.
By Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2016)
Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)
This Raging Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
Robo-Sauce Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Crazy-silly robot tale activates blasts of robo-mayhem.
By Adam Rubin
(2015)
George Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
Behold! A Baby Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Big brother finds special role in funny new-sibling book.
By Stephanie Watson
(2015)
What Pet Should I Get? Book Poster Image
age 3+
More Seuss magic in discovered manuscript.
By Dr. Seuss
(2015)
Little Miss, Big Sis Book Poster Image
age 4+
Big sis loves little sis in sweet new-sibling tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)

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