Book Reviews

Black Birds in the Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping account of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
By Brandy Colbert
(2021)
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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Historical commentary and gentle invitation to be an ally.
By Emmanuel Acho
(2021)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level Book Poster Image
age 8+
STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl invents a painting machine in fun story of engineering.
By Andrea Beaty
(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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Ada Lace Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Third-grader uses science to solve problems and mysteries.
By Emily Calandrelli
(2017)
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Ellie, Engineer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl solves boys-vs.-girls dispute in smart series start.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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The 57 Bus Book Poster Image
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age 13+
True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.
By Dashka Slater
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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Goldie Blox Rules the School!: GoldieBlox, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cheery, messy fun in freewheeling female engineer series.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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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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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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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 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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Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo: Frank Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!: Nick and Tesla, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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