Book Reviews

What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl’s life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Book Poster Image
age 13+
Positivity, charm, laughs from popular YouTubers.
By Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
(2017)
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Escape from Aleppo Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping, moving tale of Syrian teen fleeing war-torn city.
By N. H. Senzai
(2018)
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The Real McCoys, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative artwork makes fun detective story a joy to read.
By Matthew Swanson
(2017)
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Into the Bright Unknown: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting series finale in lawless 1850 San Francisco.
By Rae Carson
(2017)
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Before the Devil Breaks You: The Diviners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense supernatural installment sets up an epic finale.
By Libba Bray
(2017)
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Adventures from the Land of Stories: The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty Book Poster Image
age 10+
Hilarious, weird, edgy companions to fairy tale series.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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My Brigadista Year Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling tale of teen literacy volunteer in 1961 Cuba.
By Katherine Paterson
(2017)
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Marge in Charge Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Babysitter stories are wacky but weird.
By Isla Fisher
(2017)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
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Laugh Out Loud Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of boy publisher aims high, falls short; best for fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, exciting escapades of bisexual English teen in 1700s.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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