Book Reviews

Skunk and Badger, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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The Only Black Girls in Town [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girls track down a secret in compelling, lighthearted tale.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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Things Seen from Above [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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Stella Diaz Never Gives Up [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Girl becomes activist, navigates friendships in fun story.
By Angela Dominguez
(2020)
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Here in the Real World [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Sunnyside Plaza [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant, complex disability tale best for mature readers.
By Scott Simon
(2020)
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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Endearing monster finds we're all a bit weird in sweet tale.
By Matthew Gray Gubler
(2019)
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Beverly, Right Here [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling tale of runaway teen and her quirky new friends.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2019)
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Weird Little Robots [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Best Friends [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively graphic-novel memoir about finding the right friends.
By Shannon Hale
(2019)
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The Boy at the Back of the Class [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, adventurous refugee story highlights kid activism.
By Onjali Q. Rauf
(2019)
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I'm Not Dying With You Tonight [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Girls forge friendship amid night of rioting in deep novel.
By Gilly Segal, Kimberly Jones
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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Let Me Hear a Rhyme [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to make murdered friend a rap star in fun caper.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2019)
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Katt vs. Dogg [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale skewers prejudice and those who profit from it.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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The Midnight Gang [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Zany, poignant tale of kids stuck in a London hospital.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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To Night Owl From Dogfish [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, funny tween tale of friendship and family.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan, Meg Wolitzer
(2019)
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JoJo and BowBow Take the Stage: JoJo and BowBow, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
YouTube star gives peppy friendship lesson in series start.
By JoJo Siwa
(2018)
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Puddin' [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Good-hearted companion tale lacks spark of Dumplin'.
By Julie Murphy
(2018)
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