Book Reviews

New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
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The Dumbest Idea Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
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The Blood Guard Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Action-driven fantasy finds focus as it goes.
By Carter Roy
(2014)
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Baseball Is... Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
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Better Off Friends Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for tweens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
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Divided We Fall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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Darius & Twig Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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Samurai Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
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Ink
age 14+
Japanese setting, mythology more intriguing than characters.
By Amanda Sun
(2013)
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The Testing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Book Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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Bats at the Ballgame Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting, feel-good baseball tale with a batty twist.
By Brian Lies
(2010)
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My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy cites the colors of his moods in poetic slice of life.
By Tameka Fryer Brown
(2013)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Prodigy: Legend, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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