Book Reviews

Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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You Are Mighty:  A Guide to Changing the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, left-leaning how-to for kid activism.
By Caroline Paul
(2018)
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Ocean Meets Sky Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy remembers his grandfather in magical, visual tale.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2018)
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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Moonrise Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Boy reconnects with brother on death row in haunting tale.
By Sarah Crossan
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Road Trip with Max and His Mom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun road trip sequel explores emotional effects of divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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In Search of Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen digs into mom's past in compelling coming-of-age tale.
By Ava Dellaira
(2018)
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Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bunny hops along with Mike Pence in patriotic picture book.
By Charlotte Pence
(2018)
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Olivia Twist Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Dickens remake hangs on iffy romance.
By Lorie Langdon
(2018)
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Rebound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartfelt, soaring, fast-break story of loss and growth.
By Kwame Alexander
(2018)
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Sometimes You Fly Book Poster Image
age 4+
Joyous celebration of the trial and error of growing up.
By Katherine Applegate
(2018)
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Hooper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant tale of Polish immigrant teen's struggle to fit in.
By Geoff Herbach
(2018)
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Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy learns from his grandpa in warm family tale.
By Andrew Weiner
(2018)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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