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Tom Gates Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Homework-dodging 10-year-old brings laughs, heart, doodles.
By L. Pichon
(2015)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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The Boy at the Back of the Class Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, adventurous refugee story highlights kid activism.
By Onjali Q. Rauf
(2019)
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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi Book Poster Image
age 11+
Servant girl becomes mystical hero in fast-paced fantasy.
By F.C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino
(2019)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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I'm Not Dying With You Tonight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girls forge friendship amid night of rioting in deep novel.
By Gilly Segal, Kimberly Jones
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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The Beasts of Grimheart: Longburrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave rabbits, allies battle monsters in thrilling episode.
By Kieran Larwood
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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The Last Kids on Earth Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Post-apocalyptic romp has humor and heart, kids and zombies.
By Max Brallier
(2015)
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Sophia, Princess Among Beasts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fast-paced, exciting, but often sketch-like fantasy morsel.
By James Patterson, Emily Raymond
(2019)
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Nocturna Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Latinx fantasy has magic but falls flat in places.
By Maya Motayne
(2019)
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Teen Titans: Raven Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen hero struggles with amnesia in clever origin story.
By Kami Garcia
(2019)
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A Wolf Called Wander Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, vivid fictionalized autobiography of famed wolf.
By Rosanne Parry
(2019)
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The Library of Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.
By Zeno Alexander
(2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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