Book Reviews

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Dog Man: Dog Man, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riotous, silly fun with soft touch by Underpants creator.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Ghost: Track, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging time-travel play satisfying for fans.
By J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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Roller Girl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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