Book Reviews

Honor Girl Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(2015)
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Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck: Middle School, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe finds his talent and a best friend in fun, light read.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(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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Get Mooned: Joey & Johnny, the Ninjas, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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Hit & Miss Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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Evil Spy School: Spy School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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Legend: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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Dove Arising Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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The Contract Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
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Endgame: The Calling Book Poster Image
age 15+
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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Flora and the Penguin Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
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The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Ninja! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy ninja uses skills to get milk and cookies.
By Arree Chung
(2014)
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Pulled Under: Sixteenth Summer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
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Half Bad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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