Book Reviews

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen girl detective is a fun twist on famous family name.
By Nancy Springer
(2007)
Continue reading
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: 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)
Continue reading
The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
Continue reading
Wishtree Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
Continue reading
Heartless Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
Continue reading
Pax Book Poster Image
csm_book
Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
Continue reading
Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
Continue reading
The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
Continue reading
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic delights tykes with bright colors, gentle rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(1996)
Continue reading
The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
Continue reading
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
Continue reading
How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
Continue reading
Graceling: Graceling Realm, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Excellent and violent fantasy-adventure-romance.
By Kristin Cashore
(2008)
Continue reading
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
Continue reading
Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
Continue reading
The Two Towers Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
Continue reading
Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Native American girl survives alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
Continue reading
The Wind in the Willows Book Poster Image
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1908)
Continue reading