Book Reviews

The Princess and the Pearl: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pace slows even among witch doctor, pirates, sea monster.
By E.D. Baker
(2017)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, beautiful tale of Muslim-American middle schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
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One Trick Pony Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.
By Nathan Hale
(2017)
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The Ship Beyond Time: The Girl from Everywhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever time-travel adventure veers into mythical realms.
By Heidi Heilig
(2017)
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Hello, Universe Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of friendship, courage, and self-acceptance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2017)
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The Last of August: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Art heists, tortured romance in Holmes-Watson teen tale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2017)
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Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America Book Poster Image
age 10+
Succinct, kid-friendly bio of America's trendiest founder.
By Teri Kanefield
(2017)
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Stranger Than Fanfiction Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sloppy narration mars moving, funny, profane road trip tale.
By Chris Colfer
(2017)
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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rip-roaring historical adventure of brothers in a gold rush.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2017)
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Sci-Fi Junior High Book Poster Image
age 8+
Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.
By Scott Seegert
(2017)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
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Frogkisser! Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Bold princess gets a silly nickname in fun questing tale.
By Garth Nix
(2017)
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Daughter of the Pirate King Book Poster Image
age 13+
Swashbuckling, snarky pirate-girl romp has gore galore.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2017)
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Short Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Small girl grows inside in funny, inspiring theater tale.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2017)
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The Someday Birds Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unlikely hero of family adventure delivers hopeful message.
By Sally J. Pla
(2017)
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Under Rose-Tainted Skies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mental health issues meet romance in witty, touching story.
By Louise Gornall
(2017)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author returns to form with nail-biting third installment.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2017)
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American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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Dragon Captives: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow start, solid characters in Unwanteds spin-off series.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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