Book Reviews

The Glittering Court Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fashion, romance rule in fun alternate-colonial-era fantasy.
By Richelle Mead
(2016)
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The Memory Book Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging, bittersweet story of teen facing serious illness.
By Lara Avery
(2016)
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Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, engaging intro to each U.S. president through Obama.
By Ken Burns
(2016)
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The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet story of geek boy desperately trying to get the girl.
By Sarvenaz Tash
(2016)
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Places No One Knows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark romantic fantasy traces opposites' self-discovery.
By Brenna Yovanoff
(2016)
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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heart-stopping true story of students who resisted Nazis.
By Russell Freedman
(2016)
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Love & Gelato Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen grapples with grief and first love in charming romance.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2016)
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No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
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The Secret Subway Book Poster Image
age 6+
Spectacular strange-but-true tale of first New York subway.
By Shana Corey
(2016)
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Thanks for the Trouble Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing romance with fantasy twist; great for guys, gals.
By Tommy Wallach
(2016)
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Girl Online Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Overlooks online safety, but tweens will swoon for romance.
By Zoe Sugg
(2014)
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Girl Online: On Tour: Girl Online, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube star's second romance grows up a little.
By Zoe Sugg
(2015)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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The Love That Split the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.
By Emily Henry
(2016)
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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)
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First & Then Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Predictable but engaging high school romance.
By Emma Mills
(2015)
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
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Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bella/Edward are now Beau/Edyth. Great for gender-role talk.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2015)
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