Book Reviews

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
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Summer of Salt Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet but overly quirky mix of magic, mystery, heavy themes.
By Katrina Leno
(2018)
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Release Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dose of fantasy adds to thoughtful coming-of-age tale.
By Patrick Ness
(2017)
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Orphan Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Wrenching emotional fable leaves many questions unanswered.
By Laurel Snyder
(2017)
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At the Edge of the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen seeks missing boyfriend in existential coming-of-ager.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2017)
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Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
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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)
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Click, Clack, Peep! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
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The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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Belzhar Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
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The Riverman Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
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September Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
By Bennett Madison
(2013)
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The Pushcart War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1974)
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Once a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mildly bewitching with strong female characters.
By Carolyn MacCullough
(2009)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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