Book Reviews

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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The Tenth Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music, and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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Wilder Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen girls band together in violent dystopian thriller.
By Rory Power
(2019)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Babysitters fight monsters in fun horror-lite tale.
By Joe Ballarini
(2017)
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Small Spaces Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart.
By Katherine Arden
(2018)
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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(2017)
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There's Someone Inside Your House Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting serial-killer tale blends gore, suspense, romance.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2017)
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House of Furies, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Devilish doings drive suspenseful Victorian tale of terror.
By Madeleine Roux
(2017)
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring poems about Latinos who excelled in their fields.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance Book Poster Image
age 10+
Soaring, poignant poems explore identity and struggle.
By Nikki Grimes
(2017)
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What the Dead Want Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy ghost story connects history and horror.
By Norah Olson
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Grisly, wicked romp has touches of Dahl and dark humor.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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The Dead House Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense horror thriller might go too far for some readers.
By Dawn Kurtagich
(2015)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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