Book Reviews

What the Dead Want Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy ghost story connects history and horror.
By Norah Olson
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm, moving story of remarkable boy who calls prison home.
By Leslie Connor
(2016)
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Unbecoming Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Family secrets, mature themes in thoughtful drama.
By Jenny Downham
(2016)
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Emily's Blue Period Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive story of using art to process difficult emotions.
By Cathleen Daly
(2014)
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Stella Brings the Family Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
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The Dead House Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense horror thriller might go too far for some readers.
By Dawn Kurtagich
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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The Secret Hum of a Daisy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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Seven Stories Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
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The Big Wet Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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Picture Me Gone Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
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Princess Grace Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
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Destiny, Rewritten Book Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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Olivia Bean Trivia Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
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Penny and Her Song Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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