Book Reviews

Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition Book Poster Image
age 9+
Riveting bio is a great resource for teaching about slavery.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
(2019)
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The Impossible Crime: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspired silliness in laugh-out-loud spy mystery.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
(2018)
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Sawkill Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler.
By John Hendrix
(2018)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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The Towering Sky: The Thousandth Floor, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery series finale is a little less everything.
By Katharine McGee
(2018)
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The Parker Inheritance Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids investigate past racist incident in thrilling mystery.
By Varian Johnson
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Waste of Space: Moon Base Alpha, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Attempted murder, mechanical crisis spark satisfying finale.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2018)
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The Case for Jamie: Charlotte Holmes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy, thrilling, complex "finale" leaves doors open.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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Time Bomb Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive high school thriller marred by flat characters.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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People Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Surprise twists and turns in sharp boarding-school thriller.
By Dana Mele
(2018)
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