Book Reviews

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Batman's future sidekick soars in early adventure.
By Michael Moreci
(2020)
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Becoming Brianna: Emmie & Friends, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl preps for her bat mitzvah in charming graphic novel.
By Terri Libenson
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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When Stars Are Scattered Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
(2020)
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The Deceivers: Graystone Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable tweens explore another world in intriguing thriller.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2020)
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The Oracle Code Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Commissioner Gordon's daughter rebels in twisty origin tale.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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Dragon Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cartoonist tracks winning season in riveting graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Go with the Flow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spot-on graphic novel about periods, activism, friendship.
By Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Book Poster Image
age 15+
Beautiful graphic novel about relationships and self-worth.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2019)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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Queen of the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave girl finds royal intrigue in detailed 1500s tale.
By Dylan Meconis
(2019)
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