Book Reviews

One Last Shot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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Ways to Make Sunshine: Ryan Hart, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl meets challenges with pluck in charming family tale.
By Renée Watson
(2020)
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The List of Things That Will Not Change Book Poster Image
age 9+
Pitch-perfect divorce tale speaks to modern family life.
By Rebecca Stead
(2020)
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We Could Be Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Edgy tale of boy with autism navigating school, friendship.
By Margaret Finnegan
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl works to clear her father of a crime in smart tale.
By Janae Marks
(2020)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween uses vivid imagination to cope in confusing novel.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
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Grandpa's Great Escape Book Poster Image
age 9+
Hilarious, poignant tale of boy and grandpa with dementia.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wild road trip drives emotional story of lies, loss, love.
By Lisa Graff
(2019)
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl and her dad flee grief in heart-filled road-trip tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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Genesis Begins Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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