Book Reviews

The Witch Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.
By Molly Ostertag
(2017)
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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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Pashmina Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted graphic novel explores Indian culture.
By Nidhi Chanani
(2017)
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.
By Ben Hatke
(2017)
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Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes: Frazzled, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More middle school anxiety in funny graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2017)
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Spinning Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Frank, sensitive coming-of-age tale of young lesbian skater.
By Tillie Walden
(2017)
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Swing It, Sunny Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, affecting graphic novel shows power of positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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The Secret of Danger Point: Surfside Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sunny summer mystery has a touch of the supernatural.
By Kim Dwinell
(2017)
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Shattered Warrior Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting tale of resisting alien invaders has romance, too.
By Sharon Shinn
(2017)
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Invisible Emmie Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Texting drama helps an insecure and popular girl connect.
By Terri Libenson
(2017)
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How to Be a Supervillain: How to Be a Supervillain, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly, sweet, but slight send-up of heroes and villains.
By Michael Fry
(2017)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
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Spill Zone: The Spill Zone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2017)
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CatStronauts: Mission Moon -- CatStronauts, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Successful launch of fun series starring heroic space cats.
By Drew Brockington
(2017)
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Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action ramps up as Hilo battles robot on distant planet.
By Judd Winick
(2017)
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Fish Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mermaid tries to escape captivity in gorgeous graphic novel.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2017)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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One Trick Pony Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien-invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.
By Nathan Hale
(2017)
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