Book Reviews

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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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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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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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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Little Bigfoot, Big City: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Tender, wise look at tested friendship amid paranormal plot.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2017)
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Real Friends [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Painfully honest, hopeful memoir of coping with frenemies.
By Shannon Hale
(2017)
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The Friendship Experiment [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2016)
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Holding Up the Universe [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Insightful, inspiring romance full of surprises.
By Jennifer Niven
(2016)
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Moo [node:content-type] Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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Lily and Dunkin [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
By Donna Gephart
(2016)
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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
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Emily Windsnap Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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