Book Reviews

The Diabolic Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
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Penguin Problems Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cold, cranky penguin looks on the dark side in funny book.
By Jory John
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
age 5+
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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The Mighty Odds Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
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Learning to Swear in America Book Poster Image
age 14+
Engaging blend of romance, sci-fi, and culture clash.
By Katie Kennedy
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
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The Prisoner of Cell 25: Michael Vey, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful tale of superpowered teens has a spark of wit.
By Richard Paul Evans
(2011)
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Miles Is a Mighty Brothersaurus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive sibling tale underscores "be yourself" theme.
By Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller
(2016)
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Burning Midnight Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi scavenger hunt tale has lots of action, suspense.
By Will McIntosh
(2016)
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Calamity: The Reckoners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Explosive finale for action-packed superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2016)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mysterious gardener brightens gray town in magical story.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2016)
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Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Leo: A Ghost Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
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First Grade Dropout Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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Armada Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.
By Ernest Cline
(2015)
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