Book Reviews

What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl’s life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Watched Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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Robinson Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Magical story and art take readers on island adventure.
By Peter Sis
(2017)
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The Glass Town Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fairyland author channels Brontë kids in wild fantasy tale.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2017)
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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
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Worlds Collide: The Land of Stories, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky humor, tugged heartstrings in fast-paced finale.
By Chris Colfer
(2017)
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The Great Treehouse War Book Poster Image
age 9+
Zany kids-vs.-parents tale is set against a tough divorce.
By Lisa Graff
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Book Poster Image
age 4+
Raucous fun imagining origin story for popular kids' game.
By Drew Daywalt
(2017)
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We're All Wonders Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy who's different promotes kindness in fresh empathy tale.
By R.J. Palacio
(2017)
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