Book Reviews

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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Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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Half a Chance Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Loud Awake and Lost Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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Brontorina Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dino's gotta dance in sweet, body-positive ballet tale.
By James Howe
(2010)
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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The Brokenhearted Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen ballerina turns to vigilante justice in mature sci-fi.
By Amelia Kahaney
(2013)
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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop Book Poster Image
age 6+
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
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The Bear's Song Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Funny story of bear searching for cub boasts detailed art.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2013)
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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming picture book promotes enthusiasm about school.
By Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson
(2013)
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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting gothic horror novel is a devil of a tale.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2013)
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A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.
By Susan Dennard
(2013)
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